Even our weeds are gorgeous!
Even our weeds are gorgeous!

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Bailey, Liberty Hyde   Bailey, Ethel Zoe and Hyde Bailey Hortorium Staff. Hortus Third, Macmillam Publishing Company, 1976

Editors of Sunset vooks and magazines. Western Garden Book, Sunset Books Inc., 1995

Murphey, Edith Van Allen. Indian Uses of Native Plants, Mendocino County Historical Society, 1959

Nelson, Lynda. Native Plant Identification and Ethnobotany of Thomas Canyon, Ruby Mountains,NV. May Arboretum and Botantical Garden, 1997

Ross, Robert. Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants. Montana State University, 1978

Sweet, Murel.Common Edible and Useful Plants on the West. Naturegraph Company, 1962

Tilford, Gregory. Edible and Medicinal PLants of the West. MOuntain Publishing Press, 1995

Train, Percy Henrichs, James Archer, Andrew. Medicinal Uses of Plants by Tribes of Nevada. Plant Industry Station, 1957

Special Thanks to:

The May Wilbur D. May Arboretum Staff and Volunteers for teaching and learning with me, and for making my photographs worth taking. Lynda Nelson, Botanist, Arborist, and former May Arboretum Horticulturist. 

To Lynda,

Thank you for mentoring a student who knew nothing you so patiently shared your knowledge in a way to make it stick, even for a forgetful lad. For helping me achieve my goals when I took that extra mile, extra effort and extra time. For the kindness and generosity you shared with me the whole way.


Mormon Tea


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