July 19, 1851

in Thoreau’s Journal:

My greatest skill has been to want but little….

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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.

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

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