Hedgemaids and fairy candles: the lives and lore of North American wildflowers
Author Jack Sanders explores the lives & lore of more than 80 of North America's most popular wildflowers, describing the origins of their names, their places in history & literature, what uses ancient herbalists found for them, what uses they have now, where they grow, how they reproduce, & how to grow or transplant them.
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+ INTRODUCTION 1 Ginsengs
Anemones The Girl on the Ground
Bloodroot The Green Umbrellas
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