July 19, 1851

in Thoreau’s Journal:

My greatest skill has been to want but little….


Heavily hangs the Common Yellow lily Lilium Canadense in the meadows–– In the thick alder copses by the causeway side I find the Lysimachia hybrida. Here is the Lactuca Sanguinea with its runcinate leaves-tall-stem & pale crimson ray.


And that green stemmed one higher than my head resembled the last in its leaves––is perchance the tall lettuce or Fire weed. 


Can that fine white flowered meadow plant with the leaf be a Thalictrum?