Hominin, tubers and corms

Diane Whitehead voltaire@islandnet.com
Fri, 04 May 2007 14:59:37 PDT
It's not just in Africa that wild plants are dug up for food and  

I attended a talk by a Chinese botanist from the vast plateau north  
of Tibet. Almost every mountain flower she showed in her slides was  
used medicinally. And no, this was not a talk on alternative  
medicines or ethnobotany, but one for gardeners.

It is a shame when it is the root or bulb that is used instead of  
renewable leaves or seeds.

Diane Whitehead

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