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4. Western Fairy Slipper (Calypso bulbosa)
Collected: 1806 Jun 16 - Hungry Creek, Lolo Trail, Idaho
Western Fairy Slipper
Western Fairy Slipper
Margaret H. Fulford Herbarium
University of Cincinnati
 
Western Fairy Slipper
Western Fairy Slipper
Photographer: Victor Soukup

Journal Entry 1806 Jun 16: "We found much difficulty also in following the road, the greater part of it being now covered with snow, which lies in great masses eight or ten feet deep, and would be impassable were it not so firm as to bear our horses. Early in the evening we reached Hungry creek….Hungry creek is small at this place, but is deep, and discharges a torrent of water, perfectly transparent, and cold as ice. During the fifteen miles of our route to-day, the principal timber was the pitch-pine, white-pine, larch, and fir….In the early part of the day we saw the columbine, the blue-bell, and the yellow flowering pea in bloom." (Lewis. 1814. Vol. 2, pp. 314-315.)