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Jepson Field Book volume 26 page 80 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 26 page 80
Colorado River ---------- - Wonderful and extensive display of sheet lightning all around the horizon last night. - Got away next a.m. after "shipwreck" at 10:15. - For miles along the east shore are moored the canoes of the Indians. - Prosopis pubescens (Screw Bean) Raceme setting as many as 15 fruits. These form a dense cluster of diverging pods in contrast to the pendulous pods of Prosopis glandulosa. - Thousands of acres of flat sandbars below Parker are covered with a dense stand of Populus fremonti 40 to 60 ft.h., Salix nigra of about the same or a little less height and the (No. 5208) small willow_ (8 to 12 ft. h.) with gray foliage and yellow bark. Picture taken (Spool 2, No. 10). These broad bars lie 4 to 6 See p. 57. ::::::::: 27 Oct. 1912. ---------- feet above the present water level. These banks are, at this point, 4 mi. below Parker. Being taken out by the river and along the banks the large willows and cottonwoods lie with their heads in the stream before being finally taken away. No. 5233. Prosopis pubescens  Screwbean. -- Near Parker. Fifth Nights Camp. - A high wind blew all day today, making higher waves and driving us over to the shallow east shore where we were frequently grounded. On the flats the sand was blown high in great clouds to be seen for miles. On bluffs along west shore there were most wonderful sand cascades or sand falls exactly like waterfalls in behavior. This was a most remarkable sight. The sand streams had worn channels or canons just as in the case of water. - Went into camp at 300 at mouth of arroyo on Cal. shore opp. & below Doyle's Landing.
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