On the north their declivities are steep and rugged.
The declivities of the ground are still indicated in most topographical maps by a system of strokes or hachures, first devised by L.
maximum, grows in wet sandy declivities by railway embankments or streams, &c., and is remarkable for its beauty, due to the abundance of its elegant branches and the alternately green and white appearance of the stem.
It is well stocked with trout, and the steep declivities of the lower valley furnish red wines of excellent quality.
JALAP, a cathartic drug consisting of the tuberous roots of Ipomaea Purga, a convolvulaceous plant growing on the eastern declivities of the Mexican Andes at an elevation of 5000 to 8000 ft.