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11. Arrowleaf Balsamroot (Balsamorhiza sagittata)
Collected: 1806 Apr 14 - Mouth of White Salmon River, Washington
1806 Jul 7 - Lewis and Clark Pass, Montana
Arrowleaf Balsamroot
Arrowleaf Balsamroot
Margaret H. Fulford Herbarium
University of Cincinnati
 
Arrowleaf Balsamroot
Arrowleaf Balsamroot
Photographer: Alice M. Cornell
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
1995 June
Arrowleaf Balsamroot
Arrowleaf Balsamroot
Photographer: Victor Soukup
Arrowleaf Balsamroot
Arrowleaf Balsamroot
Photographer: Victor Soukup
 
Arrowleaf Balsamroot
Arrowleaf Balsamroot
Photographer: Alice M. Cornell
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
1995 June

Description: "I walked on shore with Shabono on the N. Side through a handsom bottom. Met several parties of women and boys in serch of herbs & roots to subsist on maney of them had parcels of the stems of the sun flower." [Clark. 1814 Apr 14] (Thwaites. 1904. Vol. 4, Part 2, pp. 282-283.)

Journal Entry 1806 Apr 14: "…we saw and examined a curious collection of graves or mounds, on the south side of the river. Not far from a low piece of land and a pond, is a tract of about two hundred acres in circumference, which is covered with mounds of different heights, shapes, and sizes; some of sand, and some of both earth and sand; the largest being nearest the river. These mounds indicate the position of the ancient villages of the Ottoes, before they retired to the protection of the Pawnees." (Lewis. 1814. Vol. 2, p. 239.)

Journal Entry 1806 Jul 7: "After seven miles we reached the foot of a ridge, which we ascended in a direction north 45 degrees east, through a low gap of easy ascent from the westward, and on descending it were delighted at discovering that this was the dividing ridge between the waters of the Columbia and those of the Missouri." (Lewis. 1814. Vol. 2, p. 337.)