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Wild medicinal plants most threatened by habitat loss and overharvesting, reviewed and ratified by the United Plant Savers board of directors

American ginseng, Panax quinquefolius

Black cohosh, Cimicifuga racemosa

Bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis

Blue cohosh, Caulophyllum thalictroides

Echinacea, Echinacea ssp

Goldenseal, Hydrastis canadensis

Helonias root, Chamaelirium luteum

Kava kava, Piper methysticum (Hawaii only)

Lady's Slipper orchid, Cypripedium ssp

Lomatium, Lomatium dissectum

Osha, Ligusticum porteri

Partridge berry, Mitchella repens

Peyote, Lophophora williamsii

Slippery elm, Ulmus rubra

Sundew, Drosera

Trillium, beth root, Trillium ssp

True unicorn, Aletris farinosa

Venus' flytrap, Dionaea muscipula

Wild yam, Dioscorea villosa

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From the March 3-10, 1999 issue of Metro Santa Cruz.

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