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Jepson Field Book volume 30 page 58 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 30 page 58
Stoddard's Well Mojave Desert No. 5902. Composite.  Sandy wash. No. 5903. Astragalus layneae Greene. Diffusely spreading, 1 1/2 ft. h. Sandy wash. No. 5904. Caulanthus inflatus Wats. No. 5905. Hordeum leporinum Link. [Det. Beecher Crampton, Jan. 1973] Stoddard's Well.  The  horses eagerly favored this in preference to alfilaree! - Erodium cicutarium.  The only Erodium of this section on the desert.  It is very common everywhere, easily out-numbering all other species in individuals.  It is most luxuriant on the sand and humus drift which accumulates to the leeward of every Larrea tridentata bush.  A few feet or a foot away the plants are often only 2 or 3 inches high.  In the shelter  of  the bush stems are 1 to 2 ft. long. :::::::::  9 May 1914. - Prosopis pubescens Bth. Doc. Smith says: "Miners and prospectors collect the pods of the Screw Mesquite, brown them or roast them by heat, grind them up and use them for  a drink like coffee by boiling.  They are regarded as a substitute for coffee and prospectors are fond of the drink." No. 5906. Calochortus kennedyi Porter. Stoddard's Well. No. 5907. Ericameria monactis McCl. Compositae. This was very beautiful in its trim rounded form  1 to 1 1/2 ft. high and giving a touch of finish or garden order  to a park-like slope.  Stoddard's Well.  See 5898.  See p. 97. No. 5908. Grass. the horses eat it without pressing. No. 5909. Avena fatua L.
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