Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) Freshly dug and cleaned for use in teas, tinctures, salves and other herbal formulations. Cautions: Over consumption of the root can lead to sleeplessness. Constituents: Theine (caffeine), tannin, gallotannic acid, boheic acid, volatile oil, aqueous extract, protein wax, resin, ash and theophylline.
5 lbs. freshly dug Arrowleaf Balsamroot (Balsamorhiza sagittata). Arrowleaf Balsamroot usually grows in large stands on hillsides. It has long, basal, silvery-green leaves shaped like arrowheads. Early spring blooming sunflowers are bright yellow and extend past the leaves on long stems. The root of Arrowleaf Balsamroot can be quite large--weighing up to 30 pounds. When broken or bruised, the massive, bark-covered root exudes a sticky, fragrant sap.
4 lb. freshly dug Lomatium Dissectum Root. Lomatium roots are best dug from autumn to early spring while the plant lies dormant. The roots should be tinctured or infused in oil as soon after harvest as possible. These roots are shipped the day they were dug. Available Late February, March, April, & May; September, October & November & early December.
1 oz. (Oenothera hookeri). Zones 3 - 7. Perennial. Evening primrose is a native of North America and was introduced into European botanical gardens in 1614 from Virginia. It is a biennial plant. In the wild seed germinates in the spring and in the first year the plant forms a rosette of leaves that is flat to the ground, later forming a stalk with alternate leaves. The plant flowers during its second year. Approximately 5,750 seeds.
1 oz. (Lomatium dissectum). Zone 4 - 8. Perennial. The most robust of the desert parsley. This fern-leafed variety is highly variable and has a wide range. It grows as much as four feet tall, making it the tallest of the Lomatium. The leaves, mostly basal, are large and divided into many segments. The multiple umbels develop on a long, leafless stalk, with early spring flowers that vary in color from deep purple (nearly black) to pale yellow. It most frequently grows in rocky habitats, particularly on talus slopes. It is often found growing among Arrowleaf Balsamroot. Approximately 2,375 seeds.
1 oz. (Saponaria officinalis). Zones 3 - 7. Often called Bouncing Bet. Prefers full sun in well drained soil. Grows 24 – 32 inches tall and bears dense clusters of pale pint 1” flowers. Modern herbalists use the root to relieve itching (externally) and for jaundice and rheumatism (internally). Approximately 15,000 seeds.