I just finished a virtual talk on Historical Uses of Texas Plants, and there’s not a great way to get the participants, some from Youtube, and some from Zoom, a list of the reference books I used. Inquiring minds want to know. So, boring as it might be for my regular readers, what follows below is the text of the handout I would usually bring with me to an in-person talk. You won’t be able to feel the Yucca and Rattlesnake Master leaves, taste the Horsemeint, or smell the Listerine bottle I usually bring. But you can have the booklist, and the black walnut I usually pass around will not stain your fingers either.
Historical (and current) Uses of Native Plants–resources
Remarkable Plants of Texas by Matt Warnock Turner
Uses of plants by the Indians of the Missouri River Region by Melvin R. Gilmore
Medicinal Wild Plants of the Prairie by Kelly Kindscher
Edible Wild Plants of the Prairie by Kelly Kindscher
Edible Plants of the Gulf South by Charles M Allen, Andrew Allen and Harry Winters
Edible and Useful Plants of Texas and the Southwest by Delena Tull