Medicinal Plants of Central Virginia is a botanical primer focusing on the therapeutic herbs that grow in Virginia’s Blue Ridge and Piedmont regions. Originally conceived as a small personal reference guide, this book expanded over time into a compendium of medicinal and nutritional information covering dozens of plants. Clearly written, it fully describes the medicinal uses and warnings associated with each plant, while also providing detailed sketches and color paintings to further aid in their identification in the field. Many authoritative experts on herbal medicine are also referenced, pointing to additional resources for inspiration and guidance.
About the Author
Olivia Lewis is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Her previous book was an edition of Two Little Savages by Ernest Thompson Seton, which she co-edited (Axios for Young People, 2010).
About the Illustrator
Lara Call Gastinger is a botanical artist and illustrator living in Charlottesville, Virginia. She is the chief illustrator for the Flora of Virginia Project, and received her master’s degree in Plant Ecology from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute.