I wonder who decides which flowers are wild flowers and weeds and which are appropriate for homes and gardens? I love all flowers and almost all plants. There are a few exceptions, but I try to spread that love of all plants to my children. I also think it’s important to know your local flora and fauna so I keep a guide with us on hikes and walks. We name local wild flowers, herbs, and trees whenever we are outdoors exploring. I especially want my kids to learn which plants are edible and poisonous. I’ve always wanted to learn which are medicinal and the natural remedies that can be made. For example I know there are many health benefits of dandelion flower, though this is more commonly seen as a pesky garden weed.
Here are some wonderful books to do a homeschool unit study on botany or just for summer learning fun. Share the world of plants, especially wild flowers because they are so beautiful and often overlooked, with your kids.
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Our Favorite books about botany and wild flowers:
Shanleya’s Quest: A Botany Adventure for Kids Ages 9-99
From Seed to Plant
A Little Bit of Dirt: 55+ Science and Art Activities to Reconnect Children with Nature
The National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers: Western Region
American Wild Flowers Coloring Book (Dover Nature Coloring Book)
A Little Guide to Wild Flowers
Wild Flower Children
Fandex Family Field Guides: Wildflowers
Seeds (Plant Parts series)
The Secret Garden
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