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Cattail Moonshine & Milkweed Medicine

By Tammi Hartung



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Author Tammi Hartung
Binding Hardback
Date published October 2016
Number of pages 256
Publisher Storey Publishing
ISBN / Item No. 9781612126609


History, literature, and botany meet in this delightful 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 45 native North American flowers, herbs, and trees that have rescued and delighted us for centuries.

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