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snow on the mountain

Capt. Lewis, August 4, 1804 - No. 27. taken 4th of August, and furst observed at the bald prarie it is [a] beatifull plant with a variagated leaf these leaves incompass the flowers which are small and in the center of them; at a small distance they resemble somewhat a white rose the leaf near the large stem is green and is edged with white; they grow smaller and more numerous as they approach the flower or the extremity of the limb. the plant is much branched; the leaf is smoth on both sides and edge, of an ovate form and pale green colour, rises to five or six feet, is annual. at every point that it branches it has a pair of opposite leaves and from th[r]ee to four branches.

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