Note to readers, attached is the complete final report for FNE96-144
Jean Giblette and her partner Laura Smith obtained seeds and cuttings of Chinese medicinal herbs from a grower in California. They grew these with some collaborating farmers in Columbia County, New York, to determine which were suitable for cultivation in the Hudson River Valley. They then consulted a local herbalist, to further screen them for marketability. They determined that 96 of the 296 species they tried are both agronomically and economically suited to the New York area. They have put together a compendium, listing Linnaean binomials, Chinese and English common names, uses in traditional Chinese medicine, and references, for all the species in their collection.