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UPDATE: My book is temporarily unavailable. It will be re-released in April 2024. Read on for more info...

In order to keep up with increasing distribution needs of the book, and to make the print quality even better, I chose to move from self publishing to working with a local publisher; Mountaineers Books. They will be conducting a second edit and redesign of the book, which will include making it smaller to make it more portable in the field. We will also be adding an additional plant to the book! I am excited to see what magic we create together. They will then print the book in lovely high quality color, and release it in April 2024. It will be available from many local retailers, as well as online. Mountaineers has published many great books and is a great company to work with. It's unfortunate that the book will be off the market for a bit, but I'm feeling excited about the improvements and increased accessibility that will come of this! It will be available for preorder by summer of 2023.

Published March 23, 2023

A Visual Guide to Medicinal Plants of the Pacific Northwest, book cover
Book spread, black cottonwood (A Visual Guide to Medicinal Plants of the Pacific Northwest)

Interior book spread. Click image to view larger. 

Published November 23, 2022

A Visual Guide to Medicinal Plants of the Pacific Northwest (out of print)

by Natalie Hammerquist

A Visual Guide to Medicinal Plants of the Pacific Northwest is a unique local resource designed to teach with pictures, recipes and stories. This guide features individual entries on 35 of the most abundant and useful wild plants of the bioregion. In each entry, you will find:

  • An entire page of photos for each plant with varying plant parts and stages of growth highlighted to facilitate easy identification

  • 10 + photos per entry

  • A recipe using that plant (including tincture, hydrosols, syrups, infused oils, salves etc.)

  • Detailed information on how, when, where and how much to harvest

  • A detailed section on medicinal uses

  • Lookalikes and similar species

  • Cautions and toxicity


The book also includes visual profiles on six of our most poisonous plants, and an introduction that includes harvesting tips and medicine making.

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