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Jepson Field Book volume 30 page 32 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 30 page 32
Osborn's Camp Ord Mt. - Amsinkia tessellata Gray, no. 5834 "Horses fond of it.  Eat it in preference to  alfilaree. Miners call it Devil's Lettuce from  the little bristles on it, but horses don't mind the bristles.  Burros are very eager for it and reach for it and won't pass it," Geo. Willis. - Grayia spinosa, called Salt Bush by Willis who says sheep are very fond of it. - Ephedra.  Called Squaw Tea as well as Desert Tea and Whorehouse tea.  Willis says it is a good substitute for ordinary tea and used as such, the branches being used  for an  infusion.  Add sugar and cream and it is first-rate says Willits. - Eurotia lanata.  :::::::::  May 3, 1914. - We followed a good road south from Doggett.  As we gradually ascended we came into a [long] wash filled with the following species: Bladder Sage (Salazaria mexicana); chaffy-headed composite, no. 5855; Senecio douglasii shrub with large fls. no. 5854; Chilopsis saligna; Desert peach, no. 5865; Dalea s, no. 5852 and 5847; Encelia, no. 5850; Franseria dumosa the common species everywhere in the dry hills; - On the summit of Ord Mt. - see p. 35, -it was a great suprise to find turtle shells, mostly broken, lying amongst the rocks.  Eagles capture the turtles on  the valley mesas and bring them up  here, dropping  them from high  in the air, to break  open the shells  and thus get pickings from the body inside.  See  in the ancient literature (?Aeschylus).
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