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The Expedition continues to wait for Drouillard's party and the Omaha Indians to arrive at Fish Camp east of present Homer, Nebraska. Drouillard is found three miles away, and the deserter Moses Reed is brought to camp.

I collected a grass much resembling wheat in its grouth the grain like Rye, als[o] Some resembling Rye & Barly. a kind of Timothey, the Seed of which branches from the main Stalk & is more like flax Seed than that of a Timothey—

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.

Prairies; in the camp near the old Maha village

Pursh (Meriwether Lewis)

Meadow anemone, Anemone canadensis

Bushy plant with white petals and large leaves

Photo ©2011 John B (Dendroica cerulea). Downloaded from Wikimedia and used with permission of the Creative Commons 2.0 License.

at our camp near the Old Maha village & is the growth of the Praries—

Pursh (Meriwether Lewis)

Curly-cup gumweed, Grindelia squarrosa

Low plant with yellow petals

Photo ©2005 Cory Maylett. Downloaded from Wikimedia and used with permission of the GNU Free Documentation License.