Grasses Found at Whitman Mission
Great Basin Wildrye (Leymus cinereus)
Reed Canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea)
Park Handout: Grasses and Grasslike Plants Within Whitman Mission
Herbarium species list. Generated by computer, January 2007. Herbarium, Whitman Mission National Historic Site.
Personal communication with Roger Trick, Chief of Resource Management, Whitman Mission National Historic Site.
USDA, NRCS. 2007. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 22 January 2007). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.
Whitman Mission National Historic Site: General Management Plan, September 2000. U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service.
Did You Know?
The Whitmans’ mission was important to early Oregon Trail travelers. Those who were sick, tired, or hungry or who needed a wagon fixed would make the side trip to the mission. Some would spend the winter with the Whitmans before continuing on to the Willamette Valley.