A field guide to medicinal plants: eastern and central North America

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Houghton Mifflin, 1990 - Health & Fitness - 366 pages
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User Review  - Biblophile - Goodreads

Another good reference book for identifying medicinal plants. Cautions noted on their use. Read full review

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awesome read my friend, awesome read. Read full review

Contents

White or Whitish Flowers
12
Yellow Flowers
86
Orange Flowers
134
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About the author (1990)

Herbalist, author, photographer, conservationist, and researcher, Steven Foster is renowned for his extensive work with Echinacea. He is the co-author of "Herbal Emissaries" and the "Peterson" "Field Guide to Medicinal Plants," and author of "Herbal Bounty-The Gentle Art of Herb Culture," Special Publications Editor for the American Botanical Council (Austin, Texas), and Associate Editor of "Herbalgram,

Dubbed "America's herbal laureate," James A. Duke received a Ph.D. in botany from the University of North Carolina and did postdoctoral work at Washington University and the Missouri Botanical Gardens, both in St. Louis. Following extensive fieldwork in the rainforests of Panama, Dr. Duke joined the USDA, where he played a leading role in the study of medicinal plants. Over the course of his 27-year tenure with the USDA, he interviewed thousands of traditional folk healers and scientists while compiling a comprehensive technical database of the medicinal compounds found in common and exotic plants.
Now retired, Dr. Duke travels across the United States and around the world, spreading his message about the healing power of plants. He is an advisor to the American Botanical Council and several herb companies and author of "The Green Pharmacy" and "Dr. Duke's Essential Herbs," He and his wife, Peggy, live in Fulton, Maryland, where he cultivates his own 6-acre Herbal Vineyard, home to hundreds of species of healing plants.