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Welcome All!  This publication details the plants of North America that are used medicinally.  It provides their description, habitat, medicine and cultural ethnobotany, specifically by American Indian peoples.  The site is divided into specific sections, however, all the plants are listed in an alphabetical directory by common name.  If you are looking for a remedy to a particular ailment, please visit us at the American Folk Remedies site.  As always, we hope you find what you're looking for and thank you for stopping by!


Common Name Lists  All plants indexed alphabetically and cross-referenced by common name

Botanical Name Lists  All plants indexed alphabetically by botanical name and family of plants

Evergreen Trees  Pine, Spruce, Balsam, Hemlock, Yew, Cedar, Juniper, Larch Tamarack, Cedar Savin...

Deciduous Trees  Birch, Elm, Hop Hornbeam, Basswood, Beech, Chestnut, Oak, Hickory, Walnut, Butternut, Maple, Elder, Ash, Rowan, Willow, Poplar, Aspen, Sassafras, Tulip Tree...

Shrubs & Vines   Poison Ivy, Oak & Sumac, Elder, Bearberry, Gooseberry, Virginia Creeper, Bittersweet, Honeysuckle, Red Willow, Dogwood, Cranberry, Squash berry, Arrow wood, Winterberry...

Wet Open Places   meadows, lake and stream banks, swamps and bogs, moist open places

Woods and Thickets  wooded areas, climax forests, open woods, edges of woods

Dry Open Places fields, roadsides, burnt-over land

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