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Jepson Field Book volume 10 page 10 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 10 page 10
Vaca Mts, via Mix's Canon. [= Weldon Canon.]  - The view from the crest was fine. Perhaps the finest view in California for comprehensiveness and comprehensibleness at one and the same time. The ridges are clean cut yet involved enough to be mysterious at certain points. Just below us lies the Arcadian valley of Gordon, Wooden & Capell. Ray [?] Canon is a long narrow cut and away further Berryesa Valley lay like a green sea with dark islets of Valley Oaks scattered over it. Mt. St. Helena, Cobb Mt and Uncle Sam looked as if of the same group. They are high commanding masses as seen    :::::::::  May 3, 1903  from here. Tamalpais and Diablo were points of interest.  No. 2188. Echinocystis [Marah] Watsonii [(Cogn.) Greene]  Leaves very glaucous beneath!! "stems slender not succulent"! pod naked at summit, otherwise covered with scattered weak spines, the spines perfectly glabrous. Pod small, 4-celled, 2 seeds in each cell, 8 in all but only six maturing; seeds round. Below Mix's.  No. 2189. Juglans Californica, cult.  - Salix lasiandra Benth, common along Ulatis! - Poor soil makes or rather helps to make "wind-blown trees". Oak in Williams field wind-blown! those along creek 1/4 mile away not            "        "    !
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