Synopses & Reviews
Chronological historical citations document 500 years of usage of plants, trees, and shrubs native to eastern Canada, northeastern U.S. Also complete identifying information. 343 illustrations. "...this is the best Dover reprint relative to medicinal plants in fifteen years . . . you can't go wrong." — Botanic & Herb Reviews.
Chronological historical citations document 500 years of usage of plants, trees, shrubs native to eastern Canada, northeastern U.S. Also complete identifying information. 343 illustrations. ...this is the best Dover reprint relative to medicinal plants in fifteen years...you can't go wrong. -- Botanic & Herb Reviews.
Table of Contents
-including the larch which drops its needles
-including shrubby willows
Shrubs and Vines
-including cherry and hawthorn trees
Wet Open Places
seasonally wet meadows, lake and stream banks, swamps and acid bogs or all moist open places. This section starts with plants that float in the water, moves to those that like water on their roots and then to those at water's edge. Also found in wet open places but discussed under other section are St. John's wort, raspberries, cleavers, violets, may apples, pepper grass, goldenrods and stinging nettles
Woods and Thickets
all kinds of wooded areas, ranging from climax forests, through open woods, to the edges of woods and including generally areas where plants are shaded by higher trees or shrubs and coniferous swamps. Also found in woods and thickets but discussed under other sections are jack in the pulpit, wood nettle, jewel weed, wild lettuce, columbine, cinquefoils, Indian hemp, chenopods, certain goldenrods, blackberries and raspberries
Dry Open Places
fields, fence rows, sides of roads, recently burnt-over land, pockets of soil in crevices in open rock and generally areas that are unshaded and dry in summer conditions. Also found in dry open places but discussed in other sections are some of the St. John' worts, asters, rattlesnake plantains, seneca snakeroot, racemed milkwort, golden and pale corydalis