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Jepson Field Book volume 31 page 182 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 31 page 182
Barstow, Waterman Ranch ----------  - Arrived in Barstow on the 1:40 train Dec. 10 from San Francisco and was given a most cordial welcome at the Waterman Ranch by Miss Waterman, her sister Dr. Waterman and by the ranch force Mr. Manson, Mr. Alvey and others. The desert looks drear in its winter dress; the foliage is off the Mesquite trees, and is all dead on the Cottonwoods, tho' of the leaves perhaps half are still hanging. Still, the everlasting charm or at least spell of the desert is here and I feel it the same as ever. Indeed when the train passed over Tehachapi and descended into the Mohave the fine veins of far-lying desert ranges north-easterly across the Muroc sands caused my spirits to rise    ::::::::: 10 Dec. 1915. ----------  and at once I felt better in body as well as cheered and sustained in mind. Characteristic desert outlines, peaks and mesas, shoved up in succession, and finally the familiar ragged sky-line from Ord Mt. to the sharp symmetrical peak behind Stoddard's Well came into bold view as we passed Kramer. - Distichlis spicata. Rooted by swine for its nutritious rootstocks. - Lepidium Fremontii. - is evergreen. - Arrow-weed, - Pluchea sericea is evergreen, but the foliage becomes thin in winter. - Screw Bean wood used by ranchmen to smoke bacon meat and _
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