Ferruginea or Fruticosa

Common names can be confusing. Because it fits so well, this plant - Lyonia fruticosa - is commonly called rusty lyonia. But, in the Bible of Florida plant ID, the Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida, Dr. Richard Wunderlin…

Itch Remedy ?

    A hiker in an Oregon forest wrote to the People's Pharmacy about the use of the juice of crushed bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum) to ease the itch of ant and mosquito bites. The People's Pharmacy referenced the use…