By William Dunmire & Gail Tierney
Trade paperback book
304 pages, 5.50 x 8.50″
A plant biologist and an ethnobotanist incorporate extensive research, including interviews with Indian elders, in this guidebook that combines information on native and ancient traditional uses with contemporary uses of wild plants from the Rio Grande Valley. Each plant explication includes an attractive full-color photograph and a black and white line drawing. The indigenous medicinal, culinary, and practical uses are listed, making it as much of botanical interest as for medical knowledge.