Monthly Archives: March 2018

ABC Presents James A. Duke Botanical Literature Award in Reference and Consumer Book Categories

AUSTIN, Texas (March 15, 2017) — The American Botanical Council (ABC) has chosen two books to receive its 2017 ABC James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Awards. The first, Chinese Medicinal Plants, Herbal Drugs and Substitutes: An Identification Guide, is the recipient of the Duke Award in the reference/technical category, and the second, Joseph Banks’ Florilegium: Botanical Treasures from Cook’s First

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Dandelion, A Common Garden Herb

Taraxacum officinale Also, Known As: Blow Ball Cankerwort Dandelion Lion’s Tooth Pissabed Priest’s-crown Puff Ball Pu Gong Ying Pu-kung-ying Swine Snout Telltime White Endive Wild Endive The dandelion is a common garden herb, with easily recognized flowers. During the spring season, the leaves and the root of the dandelion begin to produce mannitol, which is a substance utilized in the

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