Isabella's Peppermint Flowers by Susan Leopold

A brilliant as well as a delightfully well written book that will surely inspire any child with an inquisitive mind to appreciate the beauty and diversity of plants. Susan has artfully woven history, science, and botany into a tale that captures the rich complexity of plants. Though written for children, adults, too, will find it equally interesting and informative.”

— Rosemary Gladstar
Herbalist and Author

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About Isabella's
Peppermint Flowers

It's spring, and Isabella and her sister, Flora, are excited to go flower hunting to look for woodland wildflowers. They have a special patch of "peppermint flowers" they hope to find on their walk.

The sisters discover that their peppermint flowers have another name: Claytonia virginica. Discovering the wildflower's scientific name teaches the sisters about Virginia's colonial history, key aspects of botany,- and the natural history of spring wildflowers and their role in the ecosystem.


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