17 & for spikes of mint & patches of crimson [ Zauschneria]
Cheilanthes is the dearest
Adiantum Chilense I have now seen in so rich & thrifty companies elsewhere. Here it is laid on the walls of dells in rocky grottoes in the most delightful perfection. & without [stint]. with no other companion beside polypod. The perfection of each & their combinations are truly marvelous, on vert [vertical] walls more of rock fern than farther south. Stems used by Inds in basket making. Woodward not large here
18 Crat[a]egus [farms] an important bush of riverbank So does a fine tall spiraea out of flower Has large taper panicles, Ash also, Azalea, Hazle, dogwood, willow, Alder [callianthus] (common), Rose, young oaks with golden rods & all well tied & festooned with grope vines & [clematis] & greenbrier & [grand] saxifrage The riverbank vegetation is wonderful at first sight for its richness & [Alpineness] as compared with its elevation above sea level & the vegetation of the adjacent hills the chief character of
Original journal dimensions: 9 x 14.5 cm.
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