From time to time I’ll reference traditional or medicinal uses of certain plants. If I don’t link the source there:
- This might be coming from something I read in Manitoba Wayside Wildflowers by Linda Kershaw (Lone Pine Press, 2003).
- It might be something I saw in Laura Reeves’ Guide to Useful Plants: from acorns to zoomsticks. BTW Laura Reeves is a renown prairie biologist who will be alive and thriving long after the zombie apocalypse takes the rest of us out. She does wilderness and foraged food workshops (so you might survive after all!). Did you know the entire cattail top to bottom incl. roots are edible, though? And in her book there are recipes like “cattail pollen and saskatoon muffins”?!!!
- Probably most of the time, the information I pull is from the North American Ethnobotany Database: “A Database of Foods, Drugs, Dyes and Fibers of Native American Peoples, Derived from Plants. From their site:
This database is the result of a series of efforts over 25 years. A book based on the data base has been published by Timber Press, in Portland OR in 1998. To see the introductory material. sample pages, and reviews, look at Native American Ethnobotany. The list price of the book (which has 927 pages) is $79.95. As this is written, it is available at 30% off ($55.79) from Amazon.com. The book was given the Annual Book Award of the Council for Botanical and Herbarium Libraries in 2000.