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Medicinal Plants of Appalachia: A Field Guide to Traditional Medicinal Plants of the Appalachian Region by Steve Chadde

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The Introduction does a good quick job providing an overview of the folklore, the history, the plant parts, and the plant ingredients of regional medicinal plants, and then the rest of the book is devoted to a brief introduction to 125 plants in four categories: Trees, Shrubs, Herbs (mostly wildflowers) and Ferns. Now book can be more helpful if your goal is to locate medicinal plants in our region. The author, Steve W. Chadde, has written about half a dozen plant identification guides for Alaska and the Upper Midwest. He has worked for the USDA Forest Service and the Nature Conservancy. He now runs a home and garden shop specializing in all kinds of products for orchards in Sullivan, Indiana.

Sullivan, Indiana: Orchard Innovations, 2020. 284 pages with, after the 14-page introduction, a color map on every other page and opposite that page a full page of color illustrations of plants.  Indexes of both common and scientific names, Resources, and two Appendices. Trade paperback.