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Jepson Field Book volume 15 page 14 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

 
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Jepson Field Book volume 15 page 14
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Kew Herbarium  no one could penetrate with safety from the Indians and other causes. -- I am now firmly persuaded that on the summit of the Sierra Nevada there is a fine field for the Botanist in whatever degree of latitude he may direct his attention. This I know from experience as I found a great difference in the plants which I gathered last year in the Mariposa County from those which I collected on Scott's and Trinity Mountains near Yreka towards the borders of Oregon although they were situated about the same elevation viz from 4 or [?] 5000 ft. I figure to myself that you must have experienced ::::::::: Nov. 7, 1905.  pleasure when you saw the specimens of the Darlingtonia Californica -- Fremontia Californica, Lilium Umquaense? and the singular Sarcodes sanguinea. The later possesses a most extraordinary tuber which I found at the dept of 18 inches from the surface of the soil -- Unfortunately it will not keep so I have doubts if it will ever be cultivated. I found it common under the shade of those magnificent trees Picea grandis and P. amabilis near the summit of the Sierra Nevada in the Mariposa County. The noble white Lily which I have numbered 270 and which I suppose is
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