Author Seeks to Make People Aware of Plant's Roles in People's Lives...

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Connie L. Taylor provides histories of common Appalachian plants, wildflowers, and shrubs, exploring their medicinal uses and their roles in the lives of people of yesteryear in “Plant Folklore: 120 Stories” (published by Archway Press). The book is available for purchase at:

Discussing a myriad of flora that reside in a variety of locations — meadows, swamps and woods — Taylor explores the tales surrounding them and explains how people’s ancestors, in Appalachia especially, used them as food or treatments for ailments. Along with dispelling myths with truth, Taylor presents tips and advice for classifying blooms and gathering the plants or their seeds correctly.

By sharing the history of these plant, Taylor hopes to impress on readers the import of the plants for people of the past.

Plant Folklore
By Connie L. Taylor
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 240 pages | ISBN 9781480863606
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 240 pages | ISBN 9781480863590
E-Book | 240 pages | ISBN 9781480863613
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Connie L. Taylor was born in Science Hill, Kentucky, and raised in Dayton, Ohio. After serving in Vietnam with the U.S. Marine Corps, Taylor returned to Kentucky and enrolled in college. He went on to write for the local paper in London, Kentucky, as a contributing columnist, and he has been published in A.T. Journeys — the official magazine of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.

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