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Medicinal Plants of North America
A Flora DelaterreTM Coloring Book
Since 1996, botanical gumshoe Flora Delaterre has informed public radio listeners across the country about medicinal plants on the weekly program The Plant Detective produced by Montana Public Radio. Now, Flora presents Medicinal Plants of North America: A Flora DelaterreTM Coloring Book for kids ages 7 and up (and colorists of all ages). The book presents black and white drawings of 14 plants by botanical illustrator DD Dowden, plus information about past and current medicinal uses of the plants; fascinating facts (from tidbits of lore to conservation status and dangerous side effects); and coloring tips. In addition, Flora herself appears throughout the pages as she investigates plants. The plants included were chosen for anecdotal and visual interest and fun for kids ( e.g., no white flowers allowed!) as well as medicinal importance. They are American Ginseng, Calendula, Cranberry, Dandelion, Echinacea, Flax, Lobelia, Marsh Mallow, Mayapple, Milk Thistle, Pleurisy Root, Saint Johns Wort, White Willow, and Yew. All of these plants thrive in North America, but not all are natives–teaching children about introduced species and that one man's weed is another man's valuable medicine.
Plant Detective producer Beth Judy wrote Medicinal Plants of North America: A Flora DelaterreTM Coloring Book, published by Flora Delaterre Productions and available here for $8.00 plus shipping.
"We would like to place another order for your fabulous medicinal plants coloring book." --Kris Kelly, Hunger Mountain Cooperative, Montpelier, Vermont
"I love the coloring book. It's so reader-friendly and festive. We've already sold two. The 'Ways You Can Help' suggestions on the last page . . . [are] beautiful, thoughtful. Exemplary job." --Adam Blanchette, Buyer, Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge, Massachusetts
"They are wonderful books." Julianne McGuinness, Executive Director, Alaska Botanical Garden, Anchorage, Alaska
"A fun and educational activity book for any young explorer. . . . A great book for a budding botanist." Lee Luckeydoo, Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas
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