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Field Guide to Medicinal Wild Plants

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First-ever revision of a classic guidebookInformation on each plant's characteristics, distribution, and medicinal qualities as well as updated taxonomy and 15 new speciesHow to identify and use wild plants for medicinal purposesThis illustrated guide to North American wild medicinals has been a nature classic for over thirty years. In this new edition, David K. Foster revises Bradford Angier's invaluable handbook, updating the taxonomy and adding more than a dozen species, including the purple coneflower, popularly known as echinacea, as well as ephedra, jewelweed, goldenseal, and more. Scientific information for a general audience and full-color illustrations combine with intriguing accounts of the plants' uses, making this a practical guide for anyone interested in the medicinal uses of wild plants.

ISBN-13: 9780811734936

Media Type: Paperback(Second Edition)

Publisher: Stackpole Books

Publication Date: 07-29-2008

Pages: 264

Product Dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Bradford Angier is the author of numerous best-selling books on nature and outdoor living, including Field Guide to Medicinal Wild Plants (978-0-8117-2076-2), Wilderness Shelters and How to Build Them (978-1-5857-4430-5), and Looking for Gold (978-0-8117-2034-2). David K. Foster is associate professor of biology and environmental science at Messiah College in Pennsylvania and a member of the Society of American Foresters.