Morgaine Trine graduated from Riverdale High school. For sophomore history, her teacher assigned this entry for the encyclopedia as a project. In the course of writing, it turned into an adventure and sparked an interest in botany.
Native Americans were the first to recognize the substantial benefits of fernleaf biscuitroot (Lomatium dissectum var. dissectum), which thrives in open, rocky slopes and meadows. A perennial, the plant is native to the West Coast from British Columbia to northern California and in northern Idaho. Fernleaf biscuitroot, a …