A Guide to Medicinal Plants of Appalachia
Forest Service U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1971 - Medicinal plants - 291 pages
Introductory material includes information on collecting medicinal plants and a table of 126 plants indicating the part to collect. For each plant covered, common names, description, flowering period, habitat, harvest, and uses are given. Photographs or line drawings for each plant. Index of common plant names.
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