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The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Meadow

 
 
Meadow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 13, 2019
1. Meadow Marker
Inscription.  This museum's meadow environment consists of abundant grasses, wildflowers, and shrubs. The plants are perennials, growing or lying dormant with the seasons.

Plant Medicine
Meadows are important sources of medicinal plants used by traditional healers, who give thanks for the plant through an offering of tobacco, song, and prayer. Plants are considered by some tribes to the hairs of Mother Earth.

Native peoples developed medicines from a variety of plants and trees and introduced these treatments to the world. Modern pharmacology (the science of drugs) began when the medicine quinine was brought from Peru to Europe in the 1600s. Named for the Quechua word for cinchona tree bark (quina), quinine has long been used by Native peoples to kill the parasites that cause malaria.
 
Erected by Smithsonian Institution.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentNative AmericansScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 38° 53.278′ N, 77° 1.022′ 
Meadow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 13, 2019
2. Meadow Marker
W. Marker is in The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from Independence Avenue Southwest west of 4th Street Southwest, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 339 Maryland Avenue Southwest, Washington DC 20024, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nora Naranjo-Morse (a few steps from this marker); Wingapo (a few steps from this marker); Lunar Calendars (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Nora Naranjo-Morse (within shouting distance of this marker); Cardinal Direction Marker: South (within shouting distance of this marker); Traditional Croplands (within shouting distance of this marker); Cardinal Direction Marker: West (within shouting distance of this marker); Sassafras • Wináhk (Wee-nock) (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on February 10, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 13, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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