osadha natural health, llc
Herbalism, medicinal mushrooms, foraging
Anna marija helt, Ph.D
practicing since 2009
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Durango Online Herbarium is up & contains 60+ fungal species. Plants are next...
I’m uploading over a decade’s worth of wild plant and mushroom photos, along with where they’re found and some additional basic info. I’ve started with fungi, and next will be plants. For now, entries are arranged alphabetically. Keep checking back to see the new uploads. You can use the search feature in the upper right corner to look for specific mushrooms or plants. Note that many of the mushrooms and plants featured are not edible or medicinal so don’t assume you can stick ’em in your mouth just because they’re included in the herbarium.
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WINTER FORAGING CLASS Saturday January 20, 2024, 930-11am in Durango.
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Articles & Videos
Wild mushrooms Bird's Nest Fungi
Originally published in Plant Healer Quarterly, Vol. IX, Edition IV (Winter 2019/2020) During my 2019 class at the Confluence on the endophytes of medicinal plants, someone asked if Cannabis has endophytes, and whether I would speak on the topic. They were curious,...
Amanita vaginata Grisette
Urtica dioica Medicinal plants Gardening Wild plants
All images (c) Anna Marija Helt/Osadha Natural Health, LLC. Not to reproduced without written permission. Looks like mushroom season is happening after all, despite a dry fall/winter/spring. Thank you, monsoons! These are Suillus kiababensis growing under...
Easy and fun to do, mushroom spore printing is also an important step in mushroom identification. Spore prints are when you collect spores en masse from the mushroom cap. By doing that, you can see spore color, which would otherwise be impossible without a microscope....
Wild Rose Pedicularis Lousewort Rocky Mountains Medicinal Plants
Yarrow Stinging Nettles Shrubby Cinquefoil Rocky Mountains Medicinal Plants
Wild Plants Cow Parsnip Bottlebrush Horsetail Herb Walk Rocky Mountains Medicinal Plants
Wild Plants Arnica Cleavers Meadow Rue Herb Walk Rocky Mountains
Wild Plants Elder Elderberry Jacob's Ladder Herb Walk Rocky Mountains