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Jepson Field Book volume 26 page 98 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 26 page 98
Blythe Intake, c. 290 ft. Black Point ---------- No. 5250. Hyptis emoryi Torr. Labiate shrub, numerous stems from base, 8 to 10 ft. h. Wash. Baggs at Ehrenberg calls it "Sage" and says the bees work on it very freely. Cont. p. 103 at bottom. No. 5250a. Grass. Sand mesa. Sporobolus airoides Torr. No. 5251. Fouquieria splendens Engelm. Ocotillo. Stems 40 to 65 in a clump, very straight and unbranched, some individuals coming into leaf and looking very green as compared with the gray ones. Flowers borne in a cluster directly on end of stems. Capsule 3-valved with a persistent central axis. [The plants as I remember were 8 to 10 ft. h.). ::::::::: Riverside Co. 30 Oct. 1912. ---------- No. 5255. Cactus [Mammillaria deserti Engelm.] Mesa. Barrel-like cacti clustered on one root. Coryphantha chlorantha. - Blythe, the S.F. millionaire constructed 36 yrs. ago the canal from Black Point to Palo Verde Valley. It will soon be used as a great piece of irrigation to cover 40,000 acres and eventually 100,000 doubtless. - Nights have been variable as to temp., sometimes (as at Bill Williams Fork) so warm as to make the sleeping bag uncomfortable, again as at Half-Way Bend on the sandbar at about 36 degrees ["degrees" as a symbol] with a cold wind blowing. - Left Blythe Intake at 9:50 a.m. No. 5253. Grass. Echinochloa zelayensis  River bank, Ariz. shore.
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