A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants: Eastern and Central North America

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Houghton Mifflin, 1990 - Medicinal plants - 366 pages
A guide to medicinal plants showing how to identifying 500 plants. Information on where the plants are found and detailed descriptions of all their known uses.

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This book would not be ideal for identification, because the pictures are all photographs and very variable. Sometimes they only include part of the plant, and sometimes they are of the whole plant ... Read full review


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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,

With more than six decades of experience as a botanist, and three decades in medical botany James A. Duke is the author of more than 20 books. He lives in Fulton, Maryland, surrounded by some 300 medicinal plants.

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