Cover image for Edible wild plants : a North American field guide
Title:
Edible wild plants : a North American field guide
Author:
Elias, Thomas S.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Sterling Pub. Co., 1990.
Physical Description:
286 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
General Note:
Includes indexes.

Reprint. Originally published: New York : Outdoor Life Books, c1982.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780806974880
Format :
Book

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Central Library QK98.5.U6 E35 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

Already a huge success in previous editions, this must-have field guide now features a fresh new cover, as well as nearly 400 color photos and detailed information on more than 200 species of edible plants all across North America. With all the plants conveniently organized by season, enthusiasts will find it very simple to locate and identify their desired ingredients. Each entry includes images, plus facts on the plant's habitat, physical properties, harvesting, preparation, and poisonous look-alikes. The introduction contains tempting recipes and there's a quick-reference seasonal key for each plant.

"Season-by-season guide to identification, harvest, and preparation of more than 200 common edible plants to be found in the wild....Hundreds of edible species are included....[This] handy paperback guide includes jelly, jam, and pie recipes, a seasonal key to plants, [and a] chart listing nutritional contents."-- Booklist . "[Five hundred] beautiful color photographs...temptingly arranged."--T he Library Letter


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Booklist Review

Of the 288 pages of this season-by-season guide to identification, harvest, and preparation of more than 200 common edible plants to be found in the wild, 120 pages are in color. Hundreds of edible species are noted, and the book includes the identification of 20 poisonous plants (but neither edible nor poisonous mushrooms are included). Every major region of the U.S. and Canada is covered, except for the subtropical areas of southern Florida. Excluded are obscure plants and plants that are only marginally edible. This handy paperback includes jelly, jam, and pie recipes, a seasonal key to plants, and a chart listing nutritional contents of selected foods. ~--George Cohen


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