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Jepson Field Book volume 31 page 192 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 31 page 192
Barstow ----------  open days in a camp-wagon, working in two-day journeys from water-hole to water-hole, and then picking the way along old tracks forgotten of men far beyond into the Colorado Desert. - Atriplex hymenelytra. Is now in young flower. Its fruits mature in April or May, loading the branches so heavily as to bear them to the ground, says Miss Waterman. Also called Silver Holly and collected for the Christmas trade at Los Angeles and in "the East". Its fruiting time is different from most species of Atriplex. - Miss Waterman remarks the differences in the vegetation in different years, some- ::::::::: 23 Dec. 1915 ----------  what aside from rainfall. Of course there must be some rainfall but even so the result is variable. One year will be a Dalea year, another a Desert Aster year, another will be a wonderland of the small annuals. It is the combination of all the factors which makes the difference; and also the effect of one season on the next. - Arrow-weed. Grows to a height of 5 to 8 or [blank] feet on the Waterman Ranch. Used for making ramadas. It is evergreen and makes a dense shelter against the high gales, bitter cold, that blow across the desert at this season. Its greatest use is to protect the camps of the hobos beating their way across the continent. Every
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