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Anna Marija Helt

Dr. Anna Marija Helt is a writer, phytotherapist, and former biomedical researcher who lives in Southwest Colorado. 

An illustration of Agaricus muscarius from Illustrations of British mycology by Anna Maria Hussey

The Fungi-Mad Ladies of Long Ago

In mycology’s early days, botanical drawing was, for some women, a calling. Their mushroom renderings were key to establishing this new field.