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blue elderberry

Capt. Lewis, February 7, 1806--The Elder also common to our country grows in great abundance in the rich woodlands on this side of the rocky Mountains; tho' it differs here in the colour of it's berry, this being of a pale sky blue while that of the U' States is a deep perple.

Capt. Clark, February 7, 1806--The Elder also common to our countrey grows in great abundance in the rich woodland on this side of the rocky mountains, tho it differs here in the colour of its berry, this being of a pale sky blue while that of the U. States is a deep purple.

 
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