Join us for our next Pasture Walk May 30, 2024!

Medicinal Wild Plants of the Prairie

by Kelly Kindscher

Ethnobotanical guide to medicinal prairie plants including use by Native Americans & settlers as well as medical research.


For quantity discount pricing, request a quote.


“One of the most important, original contributions to the American medicinal plant literature in decades. Combining thoughtful insight with thorough research, this book had broad appeal, yet is scientifically sound- a rare blend with lasting value.”     -Stephen Foster, coauthor of A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and editor of Botanical & Herb Reviews

“Kelly Kindscher is the plains version of John Muir. Join him in the journey to discover the great pharmaceutical house on the prairie.”     -Wes Jackson, director of The Land Institute and author of New Roots of Agriculture

” A superb recounting of the use of prairie plants by Indian tribes of North America.”     -Walter H. Lewis, coauthor of Medicinal Botany Plants Affecting Man’s Health

“Good reading-and a good source book for anthropologists, botanists, and ethnologists.”     -James A. Duke, author of Handbook of Northeastern Indian Medicinal Plants

Kelly Kindscher is author of Edible Wild Plants of the Prairie: An Ethnobotanical Guide. He has a Ph.D. in plant ecology from the University of Kansas and is a consultant for Prairieland Ecological Services

Additional information

Weight .9875 lbs

What is PLS?

Pure Live Seed (PLS) is the portion of good viable seed per pound. It is a measure of the seed that is alive and able to sprout into plants. This product is sold by PLS ounce/pound. To provide one ounce/pound of viable seed, you will receive more than one ounce/pound of product. Read more about PLS here.