The Journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Volume 2 Page: 90 of 268
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tops of trees, which bear plenty of grapes,
fleshy and sharp, not to compare to the deliCacy
of ours in Europe; but we have made
Verjuice of them, which was very good in
sauce. Mulberry trees are numerous along
the rivers; their fruit is smaller, but sweeter
and more delicious than ours; their leaves
are beautiful and large, which would be of
good use for feeding of silkworms.
The plains are strewed with a sort of
Small sorrel, the leaf whereof is like trefoil,
and the taste of it sharp like ours. There
are abundance of small onions no bigger
than the top of a man's finger, but very well
tasted, and when the heat has scorched up
the plains that plant shoots out first and
Produces flowers which look like an agreeable
enamel. Nothing is more beautiful
than to behold those vast plains when the
blossoms appear; a thousand sorts of different
colors, whereof many have an agreeable
Scent, adorn those fields and afford a most
charming object to the eye. I have observed
Some that smelt like a tuberose, but the leaf
tesembles our borage. I have seen primroses
having a scent like ours, African gilliflOwers,
and a sort of purple wind flowers.
The autumn flowers are almost all of them
Yellow, so that the plains look all of that
Here’s what’s next.
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