Berkeley, Oct. 22.
forms this remarkably symmetrical crown with short trunk exactly simulating a gigantic mushroom. It bears acorns.
- My father, he says, belted his scrub White Oak and the trees died in 1, 2, 3 years, none stump sprouted. The neighbors cut theirs off and got a fine new forest of sprouts.
- Thos. Bridges, Coniferes de Californie. Listed by Preston & Rounds, 1907, failed to get it on order, sold.
- Dr. J. Mora Moss came in today to see me. He said. First I want to tell you what pleasure I have had all these years using your Flora. It has been a great satisfaction and pleasure in my hours of relaxation and vacation, and we have taken it to all parts of the state and have found it useful. I have illustrated the margins with figures of the flowers as I have worked them out. It is a pleasure to have full diagnoses after the short ones in Rattan. I said:
Berkeley, Oct. 30, 1907.
That is the kind of thing I've been fishing for but I hever before had a bite!
- "Lilium Humboldtii, has two root systems one at base of stem, one below bulb. The only Californian species which has this feature. But the northern (Sierra) Humboldtii has not this. The southern (Santa Barbara) has it. I think the type came from Santa Barbara Island.
Have just succeeded in growing Lilium Parryi. Have put in 16,000 bulbs but did not seem to make a go of it. Tried every way. Well, dryness is what they need! In spite of the fact that they are in such wet places on San Jacinto. Still one finds fine plants in dry places." -- Carl Purdy
San Francisco, Nov. 2-5, 1907.
- Miss Helen Lillis, says of plant names on the Rancho Cantua:
- Golondrina (Euphorbia, prostrate) used for snake-bite; also mosquito-bite
- Brickellia Californica, certainly a Brickellia, begins to give out its sweet-smelling odor at dusk.