Del Norte Co. [July 13, 1907]
Big Flat, River Trail_, Red Hill, Bald Mt., Crescent [City]
_=S. Fork Smith R.) See p. 202d.
No. 2890. Picea Breweriana. Near summit of Siskiyous, cottage grove. Crescent Trail.
No. 2891. Lilium bolanderi Wats. High dry ridges in chaparral, Williams Cabin to upper crossing, S. Fork Smith River, about half-way. Also, noted nearly to Big Flat.
No. 2892. Allotropa virgata T. & G. Quartz Creek (same as no. 2886 I think, or not find 2886-Oct. 12) to Jones Creek. Douglas Fir woods.
No. 2893. Ribes bracteosum Dougl. Stream bank, Quartz Creek, 6 ft. h. Fruit with a strong but rather pleasant cinnamon odor. See p. 173.
No. 2894. Lilium. 5 feet high. Quartz Creek to Jones Creek. Petals salmon to dull red, spotted half-way. L. occidentale Purdy.
No. 2895. Berberis 5 ft. h. Big Flat.
No. 2896. Leguminous shrub 6 ft. h. along a settlers fence as a sort of hedge plant. Big Flat. Cytisus scoparius Link.
No. 2897. Quercus. Big Flat. From different shrubs, but from one spot and indubitably one species. Q. garryana.
No. 2898. Senecio. River trail, Big Flat to Red Hill.
No. 2899. Coptis venusa. River trail, Big Flat to Red Hill.
No. 2900. Veratrum insolitum Jeps. Petals white, fimbriate edged. Upper half of fils [filaments], rotately spreading with declined anthers, eventually becoming erect as dehiscence procees. Red Hill = V. insolitum n.sp. See p. 174.
No. 2901. Potentilla. Sts. [Stamens_ 10, the longer 5 with muchly dilated fils. [filaments], the other 5 very short, with feebly dilated fils. Red Hill. Summit. Petals broadly
[Del Norte Co.
Big Flat, River Trail, Red Hill, Bald Mt., Crescent] City, July 13, 1907.
cuneate obcardate, pinkish white. P. sericata Greene.
From Big Flat to the Redwoods little Tan Oak. Whole country badly burned. Ranges stretch off that are wholly denuded. Red Hill east and north and on summit shows vestiges of former forest. The Tan Oak sprouts have been twice killed recently and now form low scrub. The dead sprouts 6 ft. h., the new sprouts spreading, mainly 1 to 3 feet high and forming a lower cover. Douglas Fir and Yellow Pine here.
I never before saw so extensive a stand of Pinus attenuata as on Red Hill. It formed a forest of several hundred acres, the trees 4 to 14 feet high and standing in the denser parts of the area as thickly as stalks in a cornfield. This dense area stretched down the north slope and I could not see all of it from the trail. If fire helps any pine it helps this to extend its area.
Douglas Fir-stump at Big Flat, 2 1/2 feet diam. [diameter], healed over.
Below Bald Mt. a short distance we entered the redwoods and rod through them for about six miles. A dense primitive forest of magnificent trees. Never before saw so many old giants going to their death but the younger stand was ample. This is a rain forest, the only forest in California that simulates a tropical Forest. A