New Mexico Plant Feature: Osha Root

Keeping in the vein of last weeks post, I thought I’d share a bit about a local root that I have been cultivating a relationship with. It’s called oshá root, Ligusticum porteri, a perennial herb that grows at high elevations in rich, moist soils. Common names include: Porter’s Lovage, Wild Lovage, Indian Parsley, Mountain Carrot, Empress of… Continue reading New Mexico Plant Feature: Osha Root


“Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.” ~ Theodore Roethke It’s root vegetable season, very evident at the Santa Fe farmers market. In California, where the growing season is all year long for the most part, you don’t witness the shift that occurs in the plants as much, a shift which humans also… Continue reading Rooted