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curlycup gumweed

Capt. Lewis, August 17, 1804 - No. 40 Taken at our camp at the Maha vilage August 17th 1804. it is a handsome plant about 3 feet high much branched bears a yellow circular flower carnished with meany small narrow ovate petals of the same colour, the leaf about an inch and a quarter in length thick smoth indent[ed] finely, incompassing the stalk about 2/3's and of a tongue like form; annual plant is covered with a gumlike substance which adheres to the fingers and yealds a pleasent smell.

 
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