Lewis and Clark Plants

Lewis and Clark's Montana Plants  When Lewis and Clark were in Montana they collected an unknown number of vascular plant specimens.  Of all the specimens collected, 31 still exist and are housed in the Lewis and Clark Herbarium in Philadelphia. This page links to beautifully illustrated articles that originally appeared in the Kelseya about these 31 special Montana plants generally, species specifically, and a list of sources for further study. These articles are all PDF format. 

Plants Collected in Montana During the Lewis and Clark Expedition and Housed in the Lewis and Clark Herbarium at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia (pdf)

Lewis and Clark Plants Collected Elsewhere that Occur in Montana (pdf)

Lewis and Clark species specific series.  

Sources of information

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