Lost in the Sods

By Chrissy Moore While not terribly unique in mountain locales, I always love to see Downy rattlesnake-plantain (Goodyeara pubescens) is...

Cranberry – Herb for the Holidays

By Maryann Readal Flowers bloom in May and June on the stolons and terminal ends of the vine. Because the...

Well, Well, What Do We Have Here? A Tale of Two Acorus Species

by Erin Holden Abenaki: mokwaswaskw (muskrat plant) Ayurvedic Tradition: vacha  Cheyenne: wi’ukh is e’evo (bitter medicine)  Chinese Medicine: shui chang...

400-Year Old Seeds, Nuts, and Other Artifacts—Archaeological Plant Finds From Jamestown, Virginia

By Leah Stricker Did you know that seeds, nuts, and even leaves can survive in the ground for many years,...

Olbrich Botanical Gardens’ Indigenous Garden

by Erin Presley, Olbrich Botanical Gardens Horticulturist Especially in Olbrich’s Herb Garden, it’s vitally important that we grow, show, and...

A Unique View of an Esteemed Native Plant: Hydrastis canadensis (Goldenseal)

By Katherine Schlosser “I may here observe, that the disease of cancer is not confined to civilized nations. It is...

Subterranean Treasures: the Beneficial Roots of Native Vines

By Angela Magnan As I pulled into the parking lot next to the native plant collection at work one day,...

Who Was That Guy?

By Chrissy Moore Schultes was born in 1915 in Boston, Massachusetts, but spent many years of his life studying plants...

Native American Music and Culture with Joanne Shenandoah Ph.D.

Native American Music and Culture with Joanne Shenandoah Ph.D.

Joanne Shenandoah is one of Native America’s most celebrated musicians and lecturers. She carries beauty in her soul and voice...

Backyard Butterfly Weed

By Kaila Blevins Based on the historical texts I read, the seeds and roots of butterfly weed were used in...