On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
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.
From the journals...
17th August Friday 1804
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—
Reed canary grass, Phalaris arundinacea
Photo by James Lindsey at Ecology of Cammanster. Permission via the Creative Commons 3.0 License.
Augst. 17, 1804
Prairies; in the camp near the old Maha village