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Date: September 1804

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icon-3 Antilocapra americana
Pronghorn
Original name, or synonym, Antilope americana Ord, 1815.
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icon-4 Artemisia dracunculus L.
tarragon

An image of the specimen in the Lewis and Clark herbarium. . . .
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icon-4 Artemisia frigida Willd.
prairie sagewort

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icon-4 Astragalus canadensis L.
Canadian milkvetch

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icon-4 Astragalus missouriensis Nutt.
Missouri milkvetch

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icon-4 Atriplex canescens (Pursh) Nutt.
fourwing saltbush

syn. Atriplex canescens (Pursh) Nutt. var. occidentalis (Torr. & Frém.) Welsh & Stutz ...  more>>

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icon-3 Canis latrans
Coyote

Coyotes were not known in the eastern woodlands of Lewis' native Virginia at the time of the expedition.  By ...  more>>

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icon-3 Cynomys ludovicianus
Black-tailed Prairie Dog
Original name, or synonym is Arctomys ludoviciana Ord, 1815.
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icon-4 Dalea purpurea Vent.
violet prairie clover

Capt. Lewis, July 20th, 1804 – No. 15. Was taken on the ...  more>>

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icon-1 Ectopistes migratorius
Passenger Pigeon

As with the Carolina parakeet, Lewis and Clark make only mundane reference to this then common bird.  To say ...  more>>

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icon-4 Ericameria nauseosa var. graveolens (Nutt.) Reveal & Schuyler
smooth rubber rabbitbrush

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icon-4 Gutierrezia sarothrae (Pursh) Britt. & Rusby
broom snakeweed

syn. Gutierrezia diversifolia Greene
syn. Gutierrezia lepidota Greene
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icon-3 Lepus townsendii
White-tailed Jack Rabbit

Capt. Clark, September 14, 1804--Shields killed a Hare like the mountain hare of Europe,...  more>>

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icon-4 Liatris aspera Michx.
tall blazing star

An image of the specimen in the Lewis and Clark herbarium. . . .
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icon-4 Liatris pycnostachya Michx.
prairie blazing star

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icon-4 Machaeranthera pinnatifida (Hook.) Shinners
lacy tansyaster

syn. Amellus spinulosus Pursh, non Machaeranthera spinulosus Greene
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icon-4 Mirabilis nyctaginea (Michx.) MacMill.
heartleaf four o'clock

syn. Allionia nyctaginea Michx.
syn. Mirabilis collina Shinners
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icon-3 Odocoileus hemionus
Mule Deer, Black-tailed Deer

The Corps could not have overlooked this species as they were so accustomed to relying on deer for food, and there ...  more>>

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icon-4 Oligoneuron rigidum (L.) Small var. humile (Porter) Nesom
stiff goldenrod

syn. Oligoneuron canescens Rydb.
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icon-1 Pica hudsonia
Black-Billed Magpie

Capt. Lewis, September 16, 1804--…come too at…a small creek which we named Corvus, in ...  more>>

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icon-4 Psoralidium tenuiflorum (Pursh) Rydb.
slimflower scurfpea

syn. Psoralidium batesii Rydb.
syn. Psoralea floribunda Nutt. ex Torr. & Gray ...  more>>

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icon-4 Quercus macrocarpa Michx.
bur oak

syn. Quercus mandanensis Rydb.
syn. Quercus macrocarpa Michx. var....  more>>

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icon-4 Rosa woodsii Lindl.
Wood's rose

syn. Rosa adenosepala Woot. & Standl.
syn. Rosa fendleri Crépin
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icon-4 Salvia reflexa Hornem.
lanceleaf sage

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icon-4 Shepherdia argentea (Pursh) Nutt.
silver buffaloberry, rabbitberry

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icon-3 Sylvilagus audubonii
Desert Cottontail

Although there is precious little description of the rabbits that they saw in the area between the Niobrara ...  more>>

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icon-4 Symphyotrichum oblongifolium (Nutt.) Nesom
aromatic aster

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icon-1 Tympanuchus phasianellus
Sharp-tailed Grouse

Capt. Clark, September 12, 1804--Saw Several Villages of those little animals [Barking Prarie ...  more>>

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icon-4 Zizania palustris L. var. interior (Fassett) Dore
northern wildrice
syn. Zizania aquatica L. var. interior Fassett

 
Image Display <EM>Rosa woodsii </EM>Lindl.
Rosa woodsii Lindl.


 
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