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April 27, 1862: Martinez

April 27, 2012

McNabney Marsh

McNabney Marsh, near Martinez; by Mathesont, on Flickr

Camp 68

Well, for three days we have been hard at work here and expect Professor Whitney up tomorrow to join us. The hot sun begins to tell on the faces, necks, and hands of the party. Rémond’s nose looks like a strawberry, red and fiery. Hoffmann’s is like a well-developed tomato, while Gabb’s nose is today more like the prize beet at an agricultural fair. Skins are red, faces burned, necks more scorched, but I think all will come out right in a little while.

Serrated Onion 01

Allium serra; by Tom Hilton, on Flickr

Specimens collected, April 24-27: Lepidium latipes; Guillenia lasiophylla; Caulanthus lasiophyllus; Camissonia micrantha; Trifolium gracilentum; Trifolium fucatum; Dichelostemma capitatum; Cicendia quadrangularis; Cotula coronopifolia; Allium serra; Triteleia laxa; Lupinus affinis; Plantago maritima var. juncoides; Geranium dissectum.

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