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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The men continue pulling the keelboat and two pirogues against a Missouri current consisting of roiling sand. They make 10 miles and camp late in the evening amongst the mosquitoes and ticks near present Waverly, Missouri.

From the journals...

in this plain I discovered a Kind of Grass resembling Timothey which appeared well calculated for Hay, this Plain is verry extensive

William Clark

Reed canary grass, Phalaris arundinacea

Tall grass nearly gone to seed

Photo by James Lindsey at Ecology of Cammanster. Permission via the Creative Commons 3.0 License.