276 Edible Wild Plants of the United States and Canada: Berries, Roots, Nuts, Greens, Flowers, and Seeds in All or the Majority of the US and Canada

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If one has the interest, one can forage for food just about anywhere in North America with this handy little guide. It is small enough (5.3 x 1 x 8.9 inches) to fit into a day pack or large pocket, and it contains great information.

Each page has a text box in the center surrounded by excellent, close-up, full-color photographs of the plant being discussed. The text box contains the scientific name of the plant as well as the common name. It also explains where the plant can be found in the United States and where in Canada, in addition to listing the edible parts of the plant, when it should be harvested, the color of the flower, the form the plant takes, the habitat in which it is found, the flavors it has, and helpful notes.

The second section of the book covers Important Food Values, Wild Edibles I Eat Most, Fruits & Berries, Significant Grains & Seeds, Nuts, Significant Roots & Tubers, Trees/Shrubs/Bushes, Poisons, and Questions and Answers. There is a handy eight-inch ruler inside the front cover as well as a twenty-centimeter ruler inside the back cover. This book is a real winner.

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Author Caleb Warnock
Star Count /5
Format Trade
Page Count 320 pages
Publisher Familius
Publish Date 13-Apr-2021
ISBN 9781641702423
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Issue July 2021
Category Science & Nature