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History, literature, and botany meet in this charming tour of how humans have relied on plants to nourish, shelter, heal, clothe, and even entertain us. Did you know that during World War II, the US Navy paid kids to collect milkweed’s fluffy white floss, which was then used as filling for life preservers? And Native Americans in the deserts of the Southwest traditionally crafted tattoo needles from prickly pear cactus spines. These are just two of the dozens of tidbits that Tammi Hartung highlights in the tales of 43 native North American flowers, herbs, and trees that have rescued and delighted us for centuries.

Book details

  • Price: $19.95
  • Other formats: Ebook
  • Size: 7.0 x 7.5
  • Pages: 256
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781612126609

Tammi Hartung

Author

Tammi Hartung is the author of Cattail Moonshine & Milkweed Medicine, Homegrown Herbs, and The Wildlife-Friendly Vegetable Gardener. She has been growing and working with… See Bio

Panayoti Kelaidis

Author

Panayoti Kelaidis represents Denver Botanic Gardens in educational, professional, and promotional endeavors as an expert in horticulture, science, and art. He has traveled to South… See Bio

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Cattail Moonshine & Milkweed Medicine

by Tammi Hartung and Panayoti Kelaidis

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