John Muir


John Muir


[Theodore P.] Lukens


the two Adenostoma

Martinez Dec. 11. 1900

My dear Mr Lukens

The package of specimens came after mailing a letter for you yesterday It is Adenostoma sparsifolium. The other species, Adenostoma fasciculatum so abundant in the Sierra farming extension belts like heath just below the yellow pine, of course you know, often called "chamiso". Your species is restricted to the southern ranges, I first saw it on the San Jacinto Mtns back of San Diego I would like to see it in flower. It belongs to the rose family

Ever Yours

John Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1900 Dec 11


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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File Identifier

Reel 11, Image 0477

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Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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