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[[blank page]] [[end page]] [[start page]] [[underlined]] Austin [[/underlined]] and for a long distance north & south. East of Austin, on the other side of the river, the country is half open prairie & scrub oak. In fact this prairie region seems to extend to Rockdale, or nearly to the Brazos R. as we noticed in coming in last night. South toward San Antonio the prairie country extends to the Guadelupe R. at Braunfels. The prairies seem to be rather sandy. The mesquite plain is a limestone talus from the bluffs. Each has its peculiar flora & probably fauna. At Austin the University campus is one mass of blue from the Lupines as are acres & miles of the open country & the prairie. Many other flowers are abundant & conspicuous but nothing can equal the blue fields of Lupines. For lists of flowers, trees, & birds see reports.
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