This is a list of mostly book and journal article resources for the study of Appalachian ethnobotany that can be downloaded as a pdf.
This is a more extensive list of books that cover the more technical aspects of botany
This handy book list most of the plants native or naturalized in all of North America!
This is a very affordable rather comprehensive and compact little book
A nice overview of botany for laypeople
This two book set by Timber Press is the most comprehensive collection of world plants that i have found. It also comes with a very useful CD
This book was used by Frank Cook in earlier classes around Botany in a Day
A useful additional text for learning plant family patterns
This is another good modern source for taxonomic discussion and also has incredible photographs
A list of most of the plants occurring in Appalachia
This is a great resource to slow down and learn the different parts of plants through studying and/or coloring detailed drawings
A good book for learning plant id terminology
This is hands down the best Field Guide for Wildflowers of Appalachia
A list of all the plants known to be native or naturalized to the Carolinas
This book has excellent illustrations of many major plant families
This is the most modern up to date treatment of flowering plant families
This is one of the most commonly used field guides for wildflowers especially in the Northeast but even in Appalachia as well
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This book is a really thorough resource and one of my favorites for dye plants native to America.
This is a standard little book for a lot of natural dyers to begin
This is yet another great ethnobotanical resource from the Krochmal husband and wife team.
This is a more extensive list containing five pages of books covering natural dyes.
Exotic Invasive Plants
This document list an abundance of resources for the study of exotic invasive plants.
This is one of the most authoritative books on the subject of Appalachian medicinal plant cultivation with a special focus on Ginseng.
A very authoritative book covering the medicinal application of many plants
An amazing tour de force! Recommended reading for anyone interested in the medicinal use of plants from a worldwide perspective.
This is one of my favorite books for homemade health care products.
A very affordable and comprehensive book! A good investment for an initial foray into the use of herbs.
This is one of the first books i look to for a cross comparison of Eastern and Western herbal philosophies
This is a more extensive suggested reading list for medicinal plant books.
A three part blog series covering the arc of African American herbalism from the motherland through to the diaspora.
Native American Ethnobotany
This is a list of books that cover Native American Ethnobotany
This is my number one favorite book on wild edible plants for Eastern North America!
This book is a great basic overview of some common wild edible plants
Here is a more extensive list of book resources on wild edible plants
This is a comprehensive resource put out by Harvard Press.
This book list almost all the edible plants for the whole continent! A total of more than 4000 species!!!
Another good overview for wild edibles