Correspondence from Albert Ruth to Mary Daggett Lake: May 8, 1926

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Polytechnic, Texas May 8 1926

[2907 Vickery Blvd]

Mrs Will F. Lake City,

My dear Mrs. Lake:-

I would not for the world have you under the impression that we do not have "loco-weed", or "crazy-weed" around Fort Worth. That plant you had the other day, plant with wine-colored flowers, borne on a scape, is loco-weed. Its old name was Oxytropis Lambertii; the name given it by Dr Small, is Aragallus Lambertii. It forms here along the T. & P. RR and in old fields. It is the same plant which grows from Arizona & Texas North to British America. In New Mexico it grows on Mts, & high plains nearly through out the State. Here, as I have stated it grows along the RR. and in old fields. The reason cattle here are not affected by its eating is that it almost always grows in places, where cattle do not roam. While in [?N?] Texas last June, I hunted everywhere for it; I could not find it. But it certainly grows here, and I positively maintain it does.

The plant, about which you spoke to me over

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the telephone, is, no doubt, Psoralea cuspidata, or Large-Bracted Scurfy Pea, The leaflets are [commonly?] 5, and digitate. The flowers are bluish.

Very sincerely yours, A Ruth.

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Polytechnic Texas Apr 25 1927

Dear Mrs Lake:-

These are a few of the medicinal plants found in Tarrant Co. :-

Artemisia Mexicana - Mexican Wormwood. Salvia Farinacea - Mealy-leaved Sage Hedeoma drummondii - Drummondi Pennyroyal. Marrusieua [illegible] Vulgar - Hoarbound Datuva stramonium - Thorn - apple or Jamestown weed. Chenopodium anthelminticun - wormseed. [Ulmus?] Lulva - Slippery Elm. Riceuies cowmunes - Castor Oil Plank. Verhena officuiales - Herb-of-the-Cross Verbascum thapsus - Great Mullen Velvetor Veronica peregoiua Purslane speeducll Valenauella awavella - Bitter Cone Salad. Iva cilia ta- Rough Marsh Elder " angustfolia Namax - Caved Marsh Elder made from both flomas elder of leaves of log - tea from it -

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Mex. wormwood- drink species of Artemisia - medicine -

blue sage - tea made from it salvia farinacea

Pennyroyal - small [labiali floreux?] Hedeoma drummondii - belongs to mint family

daturus stramonium - narcotic [?] weed - medicinal herb herb - Hindoo name- "dhalwa"

What we call 'tobacco' weed -- Frilago puo Cifera - quite common here on lawns & in fields

worm seed - [Mex tea?] - In [waste?] places - wide range - [?]. N. Y. Ontario to Florida & mex Naturalized from Europe

Slippery Elm - very [rare?] in woods species of elm - grows very tall-

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Achilla millefolium - Yarrow or Milfoil (tea) senecio balsamitae - Balsam Grounded - (tea) very bitter -

If I had time, I could I am sure, make out a much larger list, And, if my eyes were all right, They are, at present, in such a condition I can scarcely see to read or write

Sincerely Yours, A Ruth,

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