Elder Monograph (Sambucus Spp.)

Posted by Nathan on 24th Jan 2020

(Elder Flowers: photo by author)Sambucus Spp.Latin Name: Sambucus nigra, Sambucus canadensis L.Common name(s): Elder, Elderberry, Elder flower, Black Elder, European Elder, American ElderFamily: Ado … read more

Nettles (Urtica dioica) Monograph

Posted by Nathan on 16th Apr 2017

Urtica dioica Latin Name: Urtica dioica Common name(s): Nettle, Big string nettle, common nettle, devil’s leaf, European nettleFamily: UrticeaeBotany: The species is divided into six subspecies. F … read more

Cleavers (Galium aparine) Monograph

Posted by Nathan on 11th Mar 2017

Galium aparine Latin Name: Galium aparineCommon name(s): Cleavers, Goose Grass, Bedstraw Family: RubiaceaeBotany: Cleavers are annuals with tiny, star shaped flowers and creeping stems which cleave … read more

Astragalus: A Great Adaptogen Herb

Posted by Nathan on 19th Jan 2017

AstragalusLatin Name: Astragalus, Astragalus propinquus, Astragalus membranaceusCommon name(s): Milk Vetch, Astragalus, Huang QiFamily: FabaceaeBotany: Astragalus membranaceus is a perennial, native t … read more

California Spikenard (Aralia californica)

Posted by Nathan on 24th Dec 2016

Aralia californicaLatin Name: Aralia californicaCommon name(s): California Spikenard, Western Aralia, California Ginseng, Elk Clover Family: Araliaceae Botany: Aralia, a member of the Ginseng family, … read more