Lewis's First Specimen

Glacier Lily, Erythronium grandiflorum

Specimen used by Frederic Pursh to write his
scientific description and the Latin name.

To read the labels and Lewis's description, point to the image.

lily plant dried, pressed, and labeled on herbarium paper

Lewis and Clark Herbarium, Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia

Moulton, Journals, Vol. 12, No. 65b.

Funded in part by a grant from the Idaho Governor's Lewis and Clark Trail Committee