Peterson Field Guide: Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central N. America

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The best-selling field guides of all time

Medicinal plants are increasingly well regarded as supplements and sometimes as alternatives for prescription drugs. Steven Foster and James A. Duke have used recent advances in the study of medicinal plants and their combined experience of over 100 years to completely update the Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants. The clear and concise text identifies the key traits, habitats, uses, and warnings for more than 530 of the most significant medicinal plants in the eastern and central United States and Canada including both native and alien species. Seven hundred plus images, the organization-by-color system, and simplified warnings make identifying medicinal plants fast and easy.

Sponsored by the National Audubon Society, the National Wildlife Federation, and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute


With more than forty years of experience in the herbal field, STEVEN FOSTER is the author, coauthor, and photographer of seventeen books.

DR. JAMES A. DUKE has more than six decades of experience as a botanist, and is the author of more than twenty books.


Mariner Books

Pub Date: April 08, 2014

1.3" H x 7.6" L x 4.5" W

456 pages