Essence and Secrets of Invasive Plants

Wolf-Dieter Storl

  • Insights about invasive plants from the great plant connoisseur
  • Hidden benefits of alleged adversaries
  • Psychological and philosophical aspects
ISBN: 978-3-03902-170-3
Cover: Hardcover
Extent: 344 pages
Weight: 1012 g
Format: 15.5 cm x 23.5 cm
120 colour photos, 24 b/w photos; word count: 95,369
Right sold: All rights available
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Invasive plants: threat or bee pasture?Invasive plants are often considered evil intruders in our natural environment. They are said to eliminate domestic plants and to be worthless for wildlife. But is this really true? In this book Wolf-Dieter Storl shows us how to become friends with invasive plants. Based on sound facts and evidence he proves that plants such as giant hogweed, Canada goldenrod, or Himalayan balsam are not in the least a problem. In the countries they originate from, many of them are considered precious food, economic or healing plants, and some are even valued as sacred plants used for Shamanic or other rituals.This book offers a totally new perspective on »wandering« plants and helps us to understand and make good use of them.Wolf-Dieter Storl: Cultural anthropologist and ethno-botanist. He has lectured at various universities and published numerous successful long-selling books. He lives on an isolated farm in the Allgäu.Photos: Frank Brunke