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Jepson Field Book volume 30 page 76 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 30 page 76
Ord Mt. 4954 ft Summit see p. 34 - Yucca mohavensis.  Mostly about 4 ft. h. about Ord Mt., sometimes  6 or 7 ft.  The single column dies  back and sprouts arise 2, 3 or 4 from the base or near the base.  This vegetative reproduction apparently continues indefinitely.  The leaves are 1 ft to 3 ft. 1 in. long.  They turn down as they grow old, die and form a dead bush about the stem.  When there are several stems clustered and 1 or 2 are dead one can make a grand quick hot fire very quickly. The yuccas are  often used as signal fires for this reason.  See p. 36, p. 40. :::::::::  11 May 1914 No. 5932 Lycium andersonii Gray.  Berries elliptic, chrome-yellow.  Bush 2 to  3 ft. h. and 3 to 4 1/2 ft. broad.  Common all about  Ord on the mesas. - Papery headed composite no. 5855 very common with preceding. No. 5933. Chaenactis (Discarded, insect damaged) This white-flowered comp. is the most common flowering plant now on the mesas and is everywhere very abundant. -Grayia spinosa.  Have never  seen it so heavy with fruit.  Fruits straw-white to blood-red and showy enought for flowers.  Common on all the mesas about  Ord Mt. Branches hanging over  with [] of [] bracts. No. 5934. = Hilaria Pleuraphis rigida (Thurb Benth) Grass.  Common on the measa this year everywhere.  Gietta grass.
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