By Tammi Hartung,Panayoti Kelaidis

2016 Silver Nautilus publication Award Winner

historical past, literature, and botany meet during this fascinating travel of ways people have trusted vegetation to nourish, protect, heal, dress, or even entertain us. do you know that in global struggle II, the U.S. military paid teenagers to gather milkweed’s fluffy white floss, which was once then used as filling for all times preservers? and local american citizens within the deserts of the Southwest regularly crafted tattoo needles from prickly pear cactus spines. those are only of the handfuls of tidbits that Tammi Hartung highlights within the stories of 43 native North American flora, herbs, and timber that experience rescued and extremely joyful us for centuries.

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