plant gatherers

plant gatherers, individuals who collect medicinally beneficial plants to use them in herbal remedies.
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Buck, a University of Tulsa botanist and a founder of the Oklahoma Native Plant Society, had heard medicinal plant gatherers were invading Bartlesvil- le-area fields in search of purple coneflowers, one of nine members of the genus Echinacea.
And as yarrow, mullein, and other plant gatherers become involved in forest management, they are influencing changes in timber sales to protect the patches where they gather.