States and medicinal weeds

Here's a really cool listing of states/regions and what medicinal weeds are most common.


  • JennyT Upstate South Carolina
    JennyT Upstate South Carolina Posts: 1,273 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What a great reference. Thank you @RustBeltCowgirl. I think I even saw some info on there about field guides. 😊

    That's been the toughest thing for me. Finding a field guide for my area.😕 Most have to do with just north of me, in Appalachian country.

  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,402 admin

    Good resource. Some excellent links. I'm posting one of them to the lard discussion.

  • KimWilson
    KimWilson Posts: 197 ✭✭✭

    Loved this great information. Thanks for posting.

  • Annie Kate
    Annie Kate Posts: 680 ✭✭✭✭

    I suppose Ontario will be similar to the Northeastern US. But our black berries are tiny compared to those on the picture. Climate does matter. Thanks for the link.

  • water2world
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    @RustBeltCowgirl Thanks for the link. Looks like I need some more books!

  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,402 admin

    If you have an Invasive Species organization or a government control agency in your area, they are good resources for the types of invasives that might grow near you. They can tell you if they are planning any control programs for these "weeds" so that you can be aware of any areas that might be sprayed. I have a deal with my local group. If I am looking for a medicinal to harvest, I will check with them to see if they have anything on their "hit" list and offer to go in and harvest for them so they don't have to spray. I get to pick without having to worry that I am taking too much and they don't have to use chemicals or pay someone to do the job. Win, Win for everyone. The provincial organization in BC has excellent info material (posters, booklets, etc.) to make identification easier; both online and print versions.