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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The Captains continue working in St. Louis to prepare for their journey up the Missouri River. Across the Mississippi River, Sergeant Ordway is in charge of the men at their winter camp on the Wood River.

From the journals...

no appearance of the buds of the Osage Apple, the Osage Plumb has put forth their leaves and flower buds.    tho it is not completely in bloe.

William Clark

Chickasaw plum, Prunus angustifolia

Spring growth-leaves but no fruit-on a Chickasaw plum tree

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