Common Wild Flowers – 05

COMMON WILD FLOWERS OF CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK

By ALBERT R. SWEETSER

Head of the Department of Botany and Bacteriology,

University of Oregon

TN 1896, when the Mazamas visited Crater Lake, 1 4hey were accompanied by Dr. Coville and Mr. Leiberg of the U. S. Department of Agriculture at Washington, D. C., and by Mr. M. W. Gorman, Oreiwns gon’s veteran field botanist. A large collection of botanical specimens was made from which Dr. Coville described the August flora of the Lake and this was published in the Mazama Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2

Accordingly an extensive description of the flora has not been attempted, but simply some running popular notes are offered on those forms which are so evident as to attract the attention even of a noted botanist.

The usual roads by which one enters the Park are for the most part over volcanic soil, where the vegetation is limited, so that apparently the flora compares unfavorably with that of some of the other parks. But where the road crosses the brooks, or where one makes his way into the mountain meadows will be found a wondrous display of Nature’s handiwork-a veritable Garden of the Gods.

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