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"Getting To Know Our "At Risk" and "To Watch" Native Medicinal Plants" compiled by Micki Visten, published August 2004


The following is a list of wild medicinal plants whose populations are in decline due to habitat loss and/or over harvesting. This list has been generated by dedicated members of the United Plant Savers, whose purpose is to bring awareness about the current state of our native plant populations. They can be contacted at www.unitedplantsavers.com.

**=species that we have introduced to the D Acres property
*=species that were found already growing on the property

“At Risk”
**American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius)

**Black Cohosh (Cicimifuga racemosa)
**Bloodroot  (Sanguinaria Canadensis)
**Blue Cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides)
**Echinacea (Echinacea sp.)
Eyebright (Euphrasia sp.)
**Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis)
**Helonias Root (Chamaelirium luteum)
*Lady’s Slipper Orchid (Cypripedium sp.)
Lomatium (Lomatium dissectum)
Osha (Ligusticum porteri, L. sp.)
Peyote (Lophophora williamsii)
Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra)
*Sundew (Drosera sp.)
*Trillium, Beth Root (Trillium sp.)
True Unicorn (Aletris farinose)
Venus’ Fly Trap (Dionaea muscipula)
Virginia Snakeroot (Aristolochia serpentaria)
**Wild Yam (Dioscorea villosa, D. sp.)

“To Watch”
**Arnica (Arnica sp.)
**Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tubersosa)
Cascara Sagrada (Rhamus purshimia)
Chaparro (Casatela emoryi)
Elephant Tree (Bursera microphylla)
*Goldthread (Coptis sp.)
* Lobelia (Lobelia sp.)
** Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum pendatum)
**Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum)
*Oregon Grape (Mahonia sp.)
* Partridge Berry (Mitchella repens)
Pink Root (Spigelia marilaandica)
* Pipsissewa (Chimaphila umbellate)
Spikenard (Aralia racemosa)
Stone Root (Collinsonia Canadensis)
Stream Orchid (Epipactis gigantea)
Turkey Corn (Dicentra canadensis)
White Sage (Salvia apiana)
Wild Indigo (Baptisia tinctoria)
Yerba Mansa (Anemopsis californica)
Yerba santa (Eriodyctyon c.)
**Gentian (Gentiana sp.)


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