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Jepson Field Book volume 31 page 188 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

 
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Jepson Field Book volume 31 page 188
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Barstow ----------  low summit in the hills we had a fine view of the next range beyond which stood above a broad desert wash, its peaks pink, lavender, reddish and light brown and faint water-color purples -- the Calico Mountains.    The "holly" is Atriplex hymenelytra. All English-speaking peoples must have "holly" to celebrate Christmas and this shrub, silver white in the desert sun like beaten silver, must answer the purpose because its leaves are a little holly-like and because of its beauty. The stems bear little red-brown clusters of flowers, ::::::::: 20 December 1915 ----------  the "berries".    This species grew in a broad band on the hills for one-half mile, left-hand side of the road, but not the right side where the rock formation was different. A fine conical butte rose up just beyond the U.S. Mine    It is at about this point that the eye falls along the length of the lower Mohave Valley, the gap of the river revealing wonderful and distant mountain ranges with hints of geometrical outlines and bathed in softest most delicate
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