Edible Wild Plants of Eastern North America

Author: Merritt Lyndon Fernald
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048614447X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Authoritative guide offers a detailed enumeration of 1,000 species of edible plants and ferns. How to locate, identify and use for soups, salads, desserts, seasonings, more. 129 figures. 25 plates. Bibliography.

The New Edible Wild Plants of Eastern North America

Author: Merritt Lyndon Fernald
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781500827960
Format: PDF, Docs
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The New Edible Wild Plants of Eastern North America is an updated and revised edition of the book, Edible Wild Plants of Eastern North America, first published in 1943 by Merritt Fernald and Alfred Kinsey. This new edition updates the scientific names of plants, provides numerous maps showing each species' distribution in the eastern United States, and adds all new illustrations. Cautions are noted for a number of plants long considered safe to eat but which are now known to be dangerous.

North American Cornucopia

Author: Ernest Small
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466585943
Format: PDF, ePub
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Many North American plants have characteristics that are especially promising for creating varieties needed to expand food production, and there are excellent prospects of generating new economically competitive crops from these natives. The inadequacy of current crops to meet the food demands of the world’s huge, growing population makes the potential of indigenous North American food plants even more significant. These plants can also generate crops that are more compatible with the ecology of the world, and many also have inherent health benefits. Presenting detailed scholarship, a thoroughly accessible style, and numerous entertaining anecdotes, North American Cornucopia: Top 100 Indigenous Food Plants is a full-color book dedicated to the most important 100 native food plants of North America north of Mexico that have achieved commercial success or have substantial market potential. The introductory chapter reviews the historical development of North American indigenous crops and factors bearing on their future economic success. The rest of the book consists of 100 chapters, each dedicated to a particular crop. The book employs a user-friendly chapter format that presents the material in sections offering in-depth coverage of each plant. The first section of each chapter provides information on the scientific and English names of the plants, followed by a section on the geography and ecology of the wild forms, accompanied by a map showing the North American distribution. A section entitled "Plant Portrait" comprises a basic description of the plant, its history, and its economic and social importance. This is followed by "Culinary Portrait," concerned with food uses and culinary vocabulary. The chapters then provide an analysis of the economic future of each crop, discuss notable and interesting scientific or technological observations and accomplishments, and present extensive references.

Edible Wild Plants of Pennsylvania and Neighboring States

Author: Richard J. Medve
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271029196
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Ralph Waldo Emerson defined a weed as a &"plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.&" To the wild-plant enthusiast who has discovered the virtues of many plants, there are relatively few weeds. After using this book, you will never again consider lamb's-quarters a weed. Instead, you will nurture it with respect and even encourage its growth in your garden. Edible Wild Plants of Pennsylvania and Neighboring States contains botanically accurate, up-to-date information essential for the identification of more than one hundred delectable wild plants. Each plant entry provides characteristics, habitat, distribution, edible parts, food uses, precautions, and preparation, followed by tasty recipes and interesting remarks about the plant's botanical history. The plants are arranged according to height, with the ground-huggers appearing first and the trees last. Each plant is also cross-referenced by common and scientific names. The authors have written this book with the novice forager in mind, including useful tips on foraging from where to search for food to precautions to take. They also provide a list of toxic look-alikes, a nutrient composition chart, and a glossary of terms.

Edible Wild Plants

Author: Todd Telander
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762785675
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Edible Wild Plants highlights ninety of the most common and sought-after edible plant species in North America. Detailed illustrations and descriptions make it easy to identify plants in your backyard and beyond. Organized by family for easy identification, this is the essential source when you’re out in the field.

Field Guide to Medicinal Wild Plants

Author: Bradford Angier
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811720762
Format: PDF, ePub
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Provides information about the history, habitat, identifying characteristics, and uses of over one hundred medicinal wild plants found in North America, arranged alphabetically, and including individual color illustrations.