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May 14,1891
Keeler, Inyo Co., Cal.
I made a collecting trip to-day in the mesa between Keeler and Cerro Gordo Mt.
The soil is made up of stone broken up so as to be quite small, but little water-worn; and filled and drifted over with sand. The soil is quite alkaline, as indicated by slight deposits in favorable places, and is especially marked as differing from similar mesas in the other valleys by the absence of [[underlined]] Larrea [[/underlined]] except for a short distance below the mouths of the canons and in the beds of the canon washes. The bushes of Larrea in these places appear very healthy, and flower and fruit profusely.
The following plants were
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