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Growing or collecting native forest herbs in Ontario

From Sean Westerveld, Ginseng and Medicinal Herb Specialist, OMAFRA: There are numerous native herbs that grow wild in forests in southern Ontario and are important medicinal plants, such as ginseng, goldenseal, and black cohosh. However, there are a number of … Continue reading

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St. John’s wort: A herb with issues

This “Herb¬† Blurb” article is brought to you by Jennifer Cole, a specialty crop summer student working with OMAFRA and the University of Guelph. St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) is an herbaceous perennial, which has proven difficult to grow commercially … Continue reading

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Tropical Herbs in Ontario: The Case of Ashwagandha

From time to time, we will be blogging about various topics pertaining to medicinal and culinary herbs currently being grown in an Herb Demonstration Plot at the OMAFRA-Simcoe Research Station.¬† This article was written by Patrick Clendinning, a specialty crop … Continue reading

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