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white sagebrush

Capt. Lewis, July 13, 1804 - No. 3o. was taken at the bald praries and is common to both low and high praries it usually grows in a single stem and appears to be an annual groath the leaves are white and like the stem appear to be covered with a white down. this is common to all the praries above the Kancez river; from it's resemblence in taste smell &c to the common Sage I have called it the wild Sage.

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