Handbook of Edible and Poisonous Plants of Western North America

 
9780615275161: Handbook of Edible and Poisonous Plants of Western North America

The Handbook of Edible and Poisonous Plants is a thorough review of the edible and poisonous plants, both native and naturalized, that grow in western North America. Designed as a field-going reference manual, the Handbook provides detailed information on edible species including their scientific and common names, how to prepare them, the habitats they occupy, and their distribution in the western United States. Deceptively similar toxic species are also discussed, and characters to differentiate these toxic look-a-likes are provided. It is a complete guide to the practical uses and dangers of plants in western North America. A separate section on poisonous plants discusses toxic plant species to avoid and gives their scientific and common names, symptoms and severity of toxicity to humans, the habitats where they grow, and their distribution in the western United States. The Handbook includes a Table of Contents, a discussion of common mistakes when harvesting or using edible plants (Using Wild Plants), separate sections covering over 1,000 species of Edible and Poisonous plants (arranged alphabetically by family, genus, and species), a Glossary to technical terms used in the book, References, and a 30 page index to make locating each species discussed in the text easy. Experienced foragers will benefit from the Handbook's compact size and complete species list. Novices will appreciate the discussion of toxic plants that can be mistaken for wild edible species, as well as a detailed index to both scientific and common names. To maintain the Handbook's portable size (5 by 8 inches), line drawings and photographs are not included. Covering all of western North America and summarizing over 1,000 species in 364 pages, the Handbook of Edible and Poisonous Plants is a vital addition to your backpack or emergency preparedness library.

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