by Steven Foster and James A. Duke
New Second Edition! I am indeed pleased to offer a new edition in the famous Peterson Field Guide Series. This time, all plants are illustrated with color photographs. The book includes nearly 600 color photos, most of which I took in the field over several decades. Jim Duke, called "America's herb guru" opened his voluminous database to provide even more information not found in other books. The book is intended to help you identify plants in the field and appreciate their uses. It includes all important herbs plus familiar or unusual wildflowers, woody plants and weeds. Each entry includes key identification characteristics and distribution information. Uses of the plant follow from American Indian to historical use, to current research or use in modern phytomedicine or Western medicine. Houghton Mifflin, Co. 2000. 411 pp. Softcover. $19.00. Order below at Amazon.com.