“Delightful and informative, clever without being cute...Our audience will love this program.” WHRV, Norfolk, VA
I’m Flora Delaterre, plant detective. Plants are my beat; phytomedicinals (medicinal compounds from plants) are my specialty.
What is The Plant Detective? A short informational radio show on which I, Flora Delaterre, share my plant investigations. Click on the radio in the picture above to hear what the show sounds like.
On each episode of my show, I investigate one plant and its medicinal compounds, benefits, efficacy, risks, or lore. My investigations take me around the globe, from Sri Lanka to Siberia, from the Appalachian Mountains to the rainforests of the Northwest, from research laboratories to your backyard.
The Plant Detective has been on public radio airwaves since 1996 in western Montana and on community and public stations around the country and the world since 2007. The show began as a project of the Skaggs School of Pharmacy at the University of Montana and Montana Public Radio. Now the Botanical Medicine Department of Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington oversees content.
The Plant Detective is free, a minute and a half long, and available to any public, community radio station, or reading service. Find out how you can get The Plant Detective.
You can also stream the show live on Saturdays at 6 pm (Mountain Standard Time) right after "All Things Considered" and before "Prairie Home Companion," or on Monday at 3:58 pm before "The Pea Green Boat." (Click the "Listen Live" icon.) Subscribe to podcasts of the show, or listen to audiofiles in my archive. A generous grant from the American Society of Plant Biologists made our podcasts possible.
I'm pleased as pipsissewa, pygeum, and prickly ash to announce the show's sponsor for 2011-2012: marvelous Herb Pharm, grower and producer of quality herbal remedies headquartered in Williams, Oregon. Thank you Herb Pharm!
Know a kid who likes plants? Feeling artsy? Check out my coloring book Medicinal Plants of North America, for kids 7 and up and colorists of all ages. You can order it here and now.
"There is no doubt this series is both entertaining and informative. We at WETD 90.7 Alfred, New York, receive many positive comments... Keep up the good work."
The information presented on this website is not a prescription. Further research and consultation with a trained health professional are strongly advised before using herbal remedies or any medicine. Links to other websites are provided as a service, without responsibility for other sites’ content.
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