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Basic Essentials; Edible Wild Plants and Useful Herbs

3.53  ·  Rating Details ·  36 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
An information-packed tool for the novice or handy reference for the veteran. Distills years of knowledge into an affordable and portable book.


With this updated guide, you'll discover how to identify and gather more than 100 of the most nutritious wild plans and useful herbs in the contiguous United States, prepare delicious recipes using your wild harvest, determine the i
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Paperback, Third Edition, 96 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by FalconGuides (first published September 1st 1988)
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BookBec
A very simple foraging book, covering selected plants across North America. A good starter book, but pretty small entries on each plant (most less than a page). If you're looking for a detailed field guide or a focus on plants of a specific region, this won't be it. It has some regional information ("Eastern Forested Areas," "Mountain West"), some recipes, and a list of poisonous plants to look out for (many are cross-referenced with edible plants, when part of the plant is toxic and part is ...more
Emily Mellow
Jul 31, 2012 Emily Mellow rated it did not like it
Shelves: plants
This book is pretty useless. There are very tiny pictures for SOME of the plants; others have no photos at all. Do not rely on this book for plant id!
There was some interesting info here and there, but it's all very brief and more useful information and descriptions can be found in virtually any other foraging book.
Sandy D.
Good introduction to foraging, with clear photographs and short essays on the most commonly collected wild plants in several eco-zones (wetlands, yards, woodlands, deserts, sea shores). There are some fun recipes at the end of the book.
Erin Edwards
This handbook has good information about common wild edible plants. However, since the pictures are in black and white and there are numerous warnings about look-alike poisonous plants. Color photographs would have been very helpful.
Natalie
May 08, 2014 Natalie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Great for the basics, not very detailed. Includes simple photographs and same amount of information for each plant, covers broad area. Plants like asparagus, kitchen favorites - not many medicinals. A pocket guide kind of approach.
Cora
Jun 17, 2009 Cora rated it really liked it
This is a good handbook for the survivalist or anone who spends time in the outdoors. I love discovering that plants I have seen all my life actually have value beyond groundcover and beauty.
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Very limited range information, I was disappointed by the limited detail
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