Oh yes Owyhee Desert !
I 'm sorry, I trusted of my memory. :-(
Interesting for me the explanation about the origin of the name.
I imagine the place so exotic, amazing, fantastic, as the iris !
Roberto Marucchi , Borghetto di Borbera , Piemonte ,
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Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2001 12:49
Subject: R: [iris-photos] Re: butterfly
--- In iris-photos@y..., "Roberto Marucchi" <romaru@l...> wrote:
Is is possible, Roberto, that by "Owee Desert" you refer to
Pinkston's OWYHEE DESERT?
The name "Owyhee," by the way, is an
early variant spelling
for "HAWAII," and is used in geographical
nomenclature for a large
county in southwestern Idaho, for a desert area
in that region (for
which Ms. Pinkston has named this cv) and for various
features of the area. The name was given by early
of a curious resemblance to some areas in the Hawaiian
Neil Mogensen, zone 6b/7a near Asheville, NC, but once
from an area
where the Owyhee country constituted more than a third of the
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