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Mt. Wanda Ethnobotany Cards
These flashcards are intended for the layperson interested in ethnobotany, the scientific study of the relationship between people and plants. We hope these flashcards will help foster an appreciation for California Native People's knowledge and uses of plants, as well as their intimate relationship to the environments in which they lived. These cards feature native plants commonly found on Mt. Wanda.
You can download a set of ethnobotany cards in pdf. format by clicking on the link at the end of this paragraph. The pdf. contains a set of images and descriptions, which can be printed front to back, in order to complete a card set. The file size of the cards is 6.9 MB. Click HERE to download.
Information comes from many sources, including: Timbrook, Janice. Chumash Ethnobotany: Plant Knowledge among the Chumash People of Southern California. Santa Barbara, CA: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2007. Print.
These flashcards are not intended for the personal collection and/or use of wild plants.
Protect the Park
Mt. Wanda is preserved for future generations by the National Park Service. In order to protect our natural resources, the taking of plants is strictly prohibited.
Protect Your Health
Identifying plants incorrectly poses a danger to one's health. Use of the wrong plant – or even the right plant in the wrong way – could result in undesired effects, including death.
Please visit the San Francisco Bay Area National Parks Science and Learning website to learn more about John Muir NHS science and resources.