36 a small ornate-tip like the [operculum] [ ] of a moss the other long conical & green for a considerable time after fall the bark of first rather smooth & light colour lvs [leaves] not deeply lobed that of  rough & gray with lvs [leaves] beautifuly lobed almost to centre - the latter the nobler tree larger & with fine drooping willowy sprays The live oak comes in at elevation of about 600 ft at sea. [Quercus chrysolepis] - very elegant long drooping foliage, slim,graceful willowy leaf evidently the result of a more
37 moist climate. The same is generally true of all the oaks The Salima Pine comes down to 4 or 500 ft & is taller & more airy & elegant in general form than further south. 3 new species of [eriogonum] 1 yellow The Pitt River fine deep noble gestured moving on amid well planted bank, grape vines loaded with rich clusters, dark like the [Isabella ] delicious so also judge the quails that always happen to be in the thickets where they abound
Original journal dimensions: 8.5 x 13 cm.
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