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Plant    Species Name:
Nicotiana quadrivalvis Pursh

Common Name:
Indian tobacco


Grand River, South Dakota
Along the Missouri River above the Walworth and Campbell county line.
  October 12, 1804

An image of the specimen in the Lewis and Clark herbarium. . . .

Nicotiana quadrivalvis (PH-LC 146); Lewis' tag (#45) says "specimen of the Ricara's tobacco - taken 12th of October 1804".

The copyright for this image is retained by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia; this image is used with their permission.

VIGNETTE: A Carefully Cultivated Plant

by Dominique Harre Rogers

Journal Entries:

Sgt. Gass, October 10, 1804 - Their [Arikara natives] tobacco is different from any I had before seen: it answers for smoking, but not for ...  more>>

See following caption
collected by H. Carlsworth, 1841

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