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Lewis & Clark as Naturalists
The Collection: Locality Information Lewis and Clark as Naturalists
Locality Name:
St. Louis
St. Louis County , Missouri

Species Encountered:
icon-4 Maclura pomifera (Raf.) Schneid.
Osage orange
March 26, 1804

In St Louis, Lewis was intrigued by a few young trees he saw for the first time, and he sent cuttings to Jefferson with a letter recording the information ...  more>>

icon-4 Thlaspi arvense L.
field pennycress
May 10, 1804
icon-5 Phrynosoma cornutum Harlan
Texas horned lizard
May 18, 1804

Journal Entries:
Camp Wood (Du Bois) was just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis and was the site of the first winter camp (1803-1804).

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