Cultivars, Improved and Selected Materials (and area of origin)
These plant materials are somewhat available from commercial sources. Contact your local Natural Resources Conservation Service (formerly Soil Conservation Service) office for more information. Look in the phone book under ”United States Government.” The Natural Resources Conservation Service will be listed under the subheading “Department of Agriculture.”
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Bushnell, D.I., Jr. 1909. The Choctaw of Bayou Lacomb St. Tammany Parish Louisiana.
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