Chestnuts, Galls, and Dandelion Wine: Useful Wild Plants of the Boston Harbor Islands

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Plant Press, Jan 1, 1982 - Boston Harbor Islands (Mass.) - 128 pages
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The first section of the book provides a background for those less familiar with the curious tales and uses of the plants as well as something of the origins of their names. What follows is a set of stories spun around twenty-five of the most common ubiquitous weeds in the Old and New Worlds alike, weeds that we have underfoot everywhere. Bill gives us a new and impressive look at these weeds in a historical context. He opens up myriads of windows into the past lives of human beings in cultures all over the world. Each plant species brings forth a fascinating series of anecdotes, folktales, and plant uses we may not have dreamed possible.

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Contents

FOREWORD
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WHERE FROM AND WHAT
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Green YellowGreen
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