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Locality Name:
Kamiah
Idaho County , Idaho

Species Encountered:
icon-2 Oncorhynchus mykiss Walbaum
rainbow trout, redband trout, steelhead
May 10, 1806
icon-4 Erigeron compositus Pursh
cutleaf daisy
May 14, 1806
On the banks of the Clearwater river, probably at Camp Chopunnish

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icon-4 Calochortus elegans Pursh
elegant mariposa lily
May 17, 1806

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icon-4 Achillea millefolium L. var. occidentalis DC.
western yarrow
May 20, 1806
"Cape on the Kooskooskie"

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icon-4 Penstemon wilcoxii Rydb.
Wilcox's beardtongue
May 20, 1806

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icon-3 Spermophilus columbianus
Columbian Ground Squirrel
May 27, 1806

The Columbian ground squirrel is one of more than 20 species belonging to this genus that inhabit the United States, so it was pretty good of ...  more>>

icon-4 Koeleria macrantha (Ledeb.) J.A.Schultes
prairie Junegrass
May 27, 1806

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icon-4 Clematis hirsutissima Pursh
hairy clematis
May 27, 1806

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icon-4 Pedicularis groenlandica Retz.
elephanthead lousewort
May 27, 1806

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icon-1 Strix nebulosa
Great Gray Owl
May 28, 1806

icon-4 Prunus virginiana L.
chokecherry
May 29, 1806

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icon-4 Holodiscus discolor (Pursh) Maxim.
oceanspray
May 29, 1806
Near Kamiah

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icon-4 Prunus emarginata (Dougl. ex Hook.) Walp.
bitter cherry
May 29, 1806

The only documentation for this plant is the specimen itself and the label in Pursh's handwriting, noted as a copy of Lewis' label:
 
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icon-4 Frangula purshiana (DC.) Cooper
Pursh's buckthorn
May 29, 1806

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icon-5 Phrynosoma douglasii Bell
pygmy short-horned lizard, short-horned lizard
May 29, 1806

 

icon-6 Rana pretosia Baird and Girard
Oregon spotted frog
May 29, 1806
icon-6 Pseudacris regilla Baird and Girard
Pacific chorus frog, Pacific treefrog
May 30, 1806
icon-4 Allium tolmiei (Hook.) Baker ex S.Wats.
Tolm's onion
May 30, 1806

The Lewis and Clark Herbarium includes one Allium specimen, labeled "On the Kooskooskee, April 30th 1806. Reveal et al....  more>>

icon-4 Clarkia pulchella Pursh
pinkfairies, ragged robin
June 1, 1806
Collected northeast of Kamiah.

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icon-4 Erysimum capitatum (Dougl. ex Hook.) Greene
sanddune wallflower
June 1, 1806

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icon-4 Leymus condensatus (J.Presl) A.Love
giant wildrye
June 5, 1806
icon-4 Bromus marginatus Nees ex Steud.
mountain brome
June 5, 1806
icon-4 Scutellaria angustifolia Pursh
narrowleaf skullcap
June 5, 1806

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icon-4 Lonicera ciliosa (Pursh) Poir. ex DC.
orange honeysuckle
June 5, 1806

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icon-4 Lupinus sericeus Pursh
silky lupine
June 5, 1806

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icon-4 Sedum lanceolatum Torr.
spearleaf stonecrop
June 5, 1806

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icon-4 Eriophyllum lanatum (Pursh) Forbes
common woolly sunflower
June 6, 1806

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icon-1 Piranga ludoviciana
Western Tanager
June 6, 1806

beautiful little bird

Seeing this colorful bird while heading homeward should have lifted the spirits of Lewis in the spring of ...  more>>

icon-4 Phacelia heterophylla Pursh
varileaf phacelia
June 9, 1806

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Journal Entries:
Camp Chopunnish (Near present-day Kamiah)

 
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