Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West (revised and expanded edition) by Michael Moore. The books we feature are fairly specific; they dial in on bioregions throughout North America and are tailored to help you safely identify plants and forage wild food and medicine right where you live. This is Mark Turner’s companion guide to Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest. She has been in a steady relationship with the Chestnut School since 2010—as an intern and manager at the Chestnut Herb Nursery; as a plant-smitten student “back in the day” when the school’s programs were taught in the field; and later as a part the school’s woman-powered professional team. View a video about this group. There are heaps of books on the subject, and the selection can be dizzying. Weeds of the South by Charles Bryson and Michael DeFelice. Lawrence Newcomb's system of wildflower identification is based on natural structural features that are easily visible to the untrained eye, enabling amateurs and experts alike to identify almost any wildflower quickly and accurately. An interesting guide for those who enjoy plant history; includes Native American uses, modern medicinal uses, cultivation, and identification characteristics. Medicinal Plants of the American Southwest by Charles Kane. The authors include notes on origin of name, ecology, native uses, edibility, and similar species. For details and payment plan options: www.chestnutherbs.com . Southwest Foraging – 117 Wild & Flavorful Edibles by John Slattery. She's been a professional plant-human matchmaker for close to three decades. This is a very technical key tailored to the experienced botanist; NOT recommended for beginners. If you can only purchase a book or two to get started, we suggest beginning with his guides. Using them as a substitute for chia seeds. There was a number of different aspects I found difficult, one book would lack something that another book would have but then that one would lack some other information I thought was important. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada by Henry Gleason and Arthur Cronquist. Want to learn to identify 45,000 plants today? Medicinal Plants of the Desert & Canyon West. Juliet Blankespoor's study, including her "top shelf" books. A Tour of the Flowering Plants by Priscilla Spears. Occasional, brief references to indigenous uses. . Book is heavy-duty, despite being paperback, and can stand up to repeated use. (Note: Thayer does not discuss medicinal uses.). Meghan lives in the Ivy Creek watershed, just north of Asheville, North Carolina. Please consult your medical care provider before using herbal medicine. Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians by Dennis Horn, David Duhl, and Tavia Cathcart. It covers a large number of plants, includes medicinal plants, and is organized by the seasons. Your email address will not be published. I recommend using the book Plant Identification Terminology: An Illustrated Guide to help you understand the terms in the key. From the wide world of wild edible plants, Blair identified this distinguished group of wild weeds because they are common around the world, provide both food and medicine, and adapt well to a diverse range climates and conditions. Naturalists also know a lot of plant id. Edible Wild Plants: A North American Field Guide to Over 200 Natural Foods Paperback – Illustrated, April 7, 2009. by Thomas Elias (Author), Peter Dykeman (Author) 4.7 out of 5 stars 1,894 ratings. Plant terminology books. Each plant description is accompanied by color photos and information on habitat, bloom season, and viewing locations. It also contains info on dangerous look-alikes. The Trees of Florida: A Reference and Field Guide, Second Edition by Gil Nelson. Not exactly a pocket guide, but small enough to accompany you into the field. The printable manual is hundreds of pages long and filled with close-up photos for identification, medicinal uses, and loads of easy-to-follow recipes. XO. Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West by Michael Moore. Florida’s Edible Wild Plants: A Guide to Collecting and Cooking by Peggy Sias Lantz. In addition to instructions on when, where, and how to harvest, Slattery emphasizes the importance of sustainable harvesting and respect for the earth, with a section on “Future Harvests” for each of the featured plants. And if all this merely whets your appetite, come join us for our Online Foraging Course: Edible and Medicinal Wild Herbs (registration is currently open and will close in April 2021). Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West (the revised and expanded edition) by Michael Moore. Includes wonderful black-and-white photos and gorgeous drawings throughout. Learning to identify wild plants can help for camping and hiking trips, especially if you are trying to spot (and avoid) common allergens or other unpleasant plants like poison oak. Guide to Flowers of Walks and Waysides #236523 . A botanical classic and bestseller that has a place on every forager’s shelf. It catalogs the most commonly found wild edibles and has extensive info on the uses and identification of each. Does this book taste as good as it looks? Over the past eight years I’ve read numerous wild food and foraging books, the majority focusing on the UK and Northern Europe but some also from further afield. †THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION.THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE. Trees and Shrubs of Nevada and Placer Counties, California by the Redbud Chapter of the California Native Plant Society. Books to further your education on edible wild plant identification include: Southwest Foraging: 117 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Barrel Cactus to Wild Oregano by John Slattery; Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook by Dina Falconi; Edible and Useful Plants of Texas and the Southwest: A Practical Guide by Delena Tull The Chestnut School’s content is for educational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice or a substitute for medical treatment. A comprehensive guide to Florida’s amazing variety of tree species. Harrap’s Wild Flowers: A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of Britain & Ireland #245027 . A Field Guide to the Trees and Shrubs of the Southern Appalachians by Robert E. Swanson. We believe direct connection with healing plants is THE best way to learn about their medicine. She's writing her first book: Cultivating Medicinal Herbs: Grow, Harvest, and Prepare Handcrafted Remedies from Your Home Garden. Flowering Plant Families of the World by V. H. Heywood. A unique field guide! Over thirteen hundred species of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, ferns, mosses, and lichens are described and illustrated. Woody plants. See all formats and editions. The book is currently out of print, making used copies a bit more expensive than other field guides, but it’s worth the splurge! ), Incredible Wild Edibles: 36 Plants That Can Change Your Life by Samuel Thayer. Speaks to the heart and soul of wild food and herbal medicine. Equally charming. Elpel also features descriptions of plant families throughout North America, along with profiles of notable members from each family, including comments on edible and medicinal uses. The beautiful images in this book, coupled with the detailed descriptions, simplify plant identification. The book features line drawings and a centerfold of color photographs, and it’s is light enough to carry into the field. Plus, we’ll share our very favorite culinary and medicinal recipes. Be sure to purchase the most recent edition. . -. A handy pocket guide meant to be used while plants are in flower. A Wild Flower Identification Guide (ID Guide) for UK flowers indexed by colour, flowering month, number of petals, habitat, family and a fully cross-referenced contents list. The book encompasses the entire coastal region, from shoreline to alpine, and the western Cascades. A handy reference for identifying desert wildflowers in bloom. Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West by Michael Moore. 73 Sanford Way Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West by Michael Moore. Southwest Foraging – 117 Wild & Flavorful Edibles is the latest offering by John Slattery, the founder of Desert Tortoise Botanicals, herbalist, educator, and expert on food and medicine of the Sonoran Desert. http://www.arthurhaines.com/books/, Thanks! Great Collection. Moore’s entertaining and completely thorough writing discusses identification, range, medicinal use, preparation, and contraindications for each herb. I’d like to add for the northeast the 2-volume Ancestral Plants books by Arthur Haines. -. Small enough to put in your backpack. A comprehensive and illustrated guide that covers 630 species of native and naturalized trees in the western United States and Canada as far east as the Great Plains. In good conscience, we simply couldn’t list many popular wild food guides here, mostly because they do not emphasize poisonous look-alikes in their plant descriptions, which could mean fatal consequences for foragers using those books. Wherever you’re stranded in the wilderness, and you consumed the last food you had, here are … Mojave Desert Wildflowers by Jon Mark Stewart. Plants featured include natives, nonnatives, perennials, annuals, and shrubs. There’s a good chance you have some of these plants growing in your backyard. The arboreal companion to Wildflowers of Nevada and Placer Counties (see below). This is a great book for beginning botanists or visitors exploring the region. Great list! A comprehensive field guide focused exclusively on native and naturalized vascular plants of California's southeastern deserts, including the Mojave Desert, Sonoran Desert, and southern Great Basin (including the White Mountains). Includes harvesting and preparation suggestions. Splendid photographs and thorough information on identification, edibility, and toxicity. Simple enough to be used by any forager, this book has some extra features that make it appealing for more advanced mycologists (such as photos of microscope slides). Easy to use, with simple line drawings and color photos. For example, if you are interested in the wildflowers of Northern California, using the Jepson Manual that covers the entire state of California will result in many misidentifications. Handbook of Rocky Mountain Plants by Ruth Ashton Nelson. -. Despite the reference to the “West” in the title of this book, the author notes that the many of the plants described in the book can be found throughout much of the United States—from the Midwest and Southeast and from the west coast of Canada to southern Alaska. Botany in a Day by Thomas J. Elpel. Often includes comments on related species, etymology, and even culinary, medicinal, and landscape uses. Pocket Guide to Wildflower Families #229143 . Wild About Wildflowers: Extreme Botanizing in Crested Butte, Wildflower Capital of Colorado by Katherine Darrow. Your email address will not be published. Below is a list of wild edible plants that you can use when living off the land. Learn how to prep and cook the abundant prickly pear cactus. This book is an informative and delightful guide to deepen your connection to place and grace your plate with nature’s abundance. Tilford’s description of more than 130 commonly used medicinal plants includes the detail to help you identify the plant, including bloom time, habitat and range, and how to distinguish it from “look-alike” plants. Highly recommended. -, The extensive library at Mountain Gardens in Celo, NC. An easy to-use field guide with detailed line drawings and color photos that features both woody and herbaceous flowering plants. This user-friendly field guide features nearly eight hundred species of plants commonly found along the Pacific coast—from Oregon to Alaska—including trees, shrubs, wildflowers, aquatic plants, grasses, ferns, mosses, and lichens. It features color photos, nutritional information, and accessible recipes—like seaweed kimchi and kelp chips. This is an excellent book for beginners or those new to the region. ISBN: 9781612099668 1612099661: OCLC Number: 702647782: Description: iv, 319 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm. Wild Plant Identification Books This Lübeck Haus Bookstore's catalogue page has horticultural books and manuals about plant identification. You’ll befriend THE most common edible and medicinal wayside plants, including dandelion, stinging nettles, violet, yarrow, burdock, rose, goldenrod, and many others. A flavorful cookbook and field guide that features hand-drawn illustrations, identification tips, harvesting instructions, and 150 southwestern recipes. Explore our list of Wild plants, Edible->Identification Books at Barnes & Noble®. Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest by Mark Turner and Phyllis Gustafson. Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants in Wild (and Not So Wild) Places One of my most well used books on wild food. A lovely little guide brimming with photos, brief ID descriptions, and plenty of interesting comments on ecological role. A beautiful guide to Pacific seaweeds. A very useful reference, but a bit “down” on weeds in general—talks about spraying, eradicating, etc. A beautiful book for the coffee table or reference library, this hardcover classic is filled with gorgeous, scientifically accurate illustrations and range maps for over five hundred plant families throughout the world. Make sure to purchase the 2007 edition. This book includes a few botanical keys as well as some edible/herbal tidbits, a little ecology, and the etymology of plant names. All these authors share a deep love and respect for the plants they write about. Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants 3 General Rules for Your Safety This book is a comprehensive catalog of wild plants, mushroom, and fruit that can be consumed safely in the wild. Excellent reading for beginners, experienced foragers, and anyone who loves herbs. The book outlines basic rules for safe wild-food foraging and discusses poisonous plants, plant identification protocol, gathering etiquette, and conservation. Filled with high-quality color photographs, this is a wonderful reference for those who prefer visual learning. Our Hedgerow Guide aims to help you forage for British plants that are relatively common in the wild, easy to find and good to eat – and to avoid those that are inedible or poisonous. It covers 568 species of woody plants throughout Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and northern California with vivid color photographs, identifying characteristics, and range maps. The book also features color-coded sections to allow for quick reference. One of the very best medicinal field guides for the region, this guide is highly relevant to New Mexico, Arizona, west Texas, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and California. Features bright photography. Book me for a wild plant safari or get my e-book Wildly Nourished. Also several books include instructions for identifying, collecting, processing and germinating wild plant seeds. A guide to four hundred of the most common weeds of the southern United States, featuring range maps, color photos, and handy descriptions of both seedlings and mature plants. 7 Essentials for Your DIY Wildcrafting Tool Kit, Independence and Interdependence: What to Know About Wildcrafting Medicinal Plants, Tiny Pleasures: 12 Simple Ways to Practice Self-Care, Homemade Herb & Spice Blends to Enrich Everyday Recipes, An Herbal Craft Project for Paper Lovers: DIY Tea-Dyed Botanical Note Cards. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. One of the best-kept secrets of successful plant identification is having a good guide to the plants of your local area. 2. Florida Wildflowers in Their Natural Communities by Walter Kingsley Taylor. © 2021 Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine. Most notable for its gorgeous photos, this is very small guide that’s easy to tuck in your daypack. Simple line drawings, maps, and some color photos are included throughout. Tools, field guides, harvesting ethics, and a primer on sustainable wildcrafting are all requisite. Classes are available from herbalists focused on edibility and medicinal properties. Also applicable to much of New Mexico. A light and handy guide to desert wildflowers (best used when plants are in bloom). A beautiful and well-researched hardcover book featuring the traditional uses of nearly 540 edible plants. If you have an independent bookstore in your community, an herbal apothecary, a locally owned outdoor shop, or a local nursery and you want to keep them in your community, please buy plant books from these sellers. You may use these HTML tags and attributes: Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. I hope that you will too. A companion guide to the Trees of Florida, this book is written to help you identify plants in the field—you won’t find any edible or medicinal information. Western Trees by George Petrides and Olivia Petrides. I can't find the catnip entry in the darned index! Never rely on one source for plant identification, and never eat anything unless you are 100% sure it is edible. Edible and Medicinal Plants of the West by Gregory Tilford, Edible and Medicinal Plants of the West is a beautiful, practical book by respected herbalist and naturalist, Gregory Tilford. Includes nearly one thousand species of wildflowers, trees, shrubs, grasses, rushes, and sedges. This is a technical flora (not for beginners; this is VERY technical) of the Southeast available for purchase as a print copy or free PDF from the UNC Herbarium. Cooking the Wild Southwest: Delicious Recipes for Desert Plants by Carolyn Niethammer. Easy to read, with detailed color photographs that illustrate plant family characteristics, this guide is perfect for those who are really excited about botany and plant identification. Each page contains identification information, which parts are edible and how to prepare them for safe consumption. This is a gorgeous book sure to spice up wild food conversation. These days, she channels her botanical obsession with her writing and photography in her online programs and here on her personal blog. Lawrence Newcomb's system of wildflower identification is based on natural structural features that are easily visible to the untrained eye, enabling amateurs and experts alike to identify almost any wildflower quickly and accurately. One of several invaluable guides written by herbalist Michael Moore. In addition to Tilfords’s expertise on the medicinal properties, what I love most about this book are the glossy plant photos. Featuring over seven hundred plants, the book blends folk wisdom with modern scientific research. Illustrated and comprehensive, this field guide uses a simple botanical key. Thayer shares detailed material on plant identification (accompanied by color photos) and food preparation, along with entertaining anecdotal stories. Like Moore’s other books, this is a classic for beginning and experienced herbalists and wildcrafters. We just ordered it and look forward to reading it. She is the founder of Turtle Lake Refuge, a nonprofit whose mission is to celebrate the connection between personal health and wild lands. Somewhat heavy, but small enough to tote into the field. We sell all but one of the books mentioned here in the shop. -, Field guides and foraging books for the Pacific Northwest and coastal British Columbia. This is a great first field guide for beginners and is small enough to fit in a very big pocket. Most plants in the book can be found throughout the temperate world, but others are found only in Southern California and Mediterranean climates. For more information, This article is a sneak peek into our 375-hour. This tutorial has helped more budding botanists, herbalists, and foragers than any other identification guide I know! Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast: A Comprehensive Guide to the Fungi of Coastal Northern California by Noah Siegel and Christian Schwarz. Medicinal Plants of the Desert & Canyon West by Michael Moore. Looking for more blog articles about foraging? Excellent reading for beginners, experienced foragers, and anyone who loves herbs. An excellent color photo guide that is tailored to the layperson. Compost Magic for the Medicinal Herb Garden, Essential Gardening Tools for the Home Gardener, Medicinal Plants: Growing Healing Herbs for the Home Garden, The Medicine That Grows In-Between: Lamb’s Quarters, Plantain, and Red Clover. #herbalife #herbal #diyherbs #herbalism #medicinemaking #foraging, Do you find yourself yearning for a deeper connection to the herbs you use medicinally? Plants of the Rocky Mountains: Lone Pine Field Guide by Linda Kershaw, Andy MacKinnon, and Jim Pojar. I have loved Michael Moore’s Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West since I went to herb school in California more than twenty years ago. An easy-to-read guide to the edible plants of Florida, including their uses, basic identification traits, drawings, photographs, and recipes. Meghan lives in the Ivy Creek watershed, just north of Asheville, North Carolina, The Best Regional Books for Plant Identification and Foraging Wild Foods and Herbs. -, Our favorite field guides and foraging books for the northeastern U.S. and adjacent Canadian regions. Nearly a thousand pages on the traditional and indigenous uses of southeastern herbs—medicines, dye and fiber plants, foods, and mystical tools. There are nearly six hundred color photographs and many drawings and range maps. The Shrubs and Woody Vines of Florida: A Reference and Field Guide by Gil Nelson. Applicable to the Carolinas, Georgia, and eastern Tennessee (including Great Smoky Mountains National Park). Juliet and her houseplants share a home with her family and herb books in Asheville, North Carolina. More ethnobotanical in scope and less how-to guide. Elpel shares what he calls “The Patterns Method” of plant identification, a fast and easy way to begin recognizing the key traits of various plant families. Choose the one that corresponds to your region or area of interest from the list below. Small press, the foraging books can be hard to get, but it’s well worth it. Nature's Garden: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants by Samuel Thayer. Florida Wildflowers, a Comprehensive Guide by Walter Kingsley Taylor. Desert Wildflowers of North America by Ronald Taylor. I agree. This is one of my favorite resources for a few reasons. She's owned just about every type of herbal business you can imagine: an herbal nursery, a medicinal products business, a clinical practice, and now, an herbal school. We’ll give you all the tools you need to explore plant identification, wild food and medicine foraging, and the herbal uses of the most abundant and healing wild plants of the temperate world. A gorgeous and trustworthy guide to the mushrooms of coastal California, from Monterey County to the Oregon border. Learning Plant Identification The best way to learn to properly identify plants is from a live person. One of the very best medicinal field guides for the region—highly relevant to New Mexico, Arizona, west Texas, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and California. This is just a great list of literature to read on the weekend, I am very grateful to you for sharing it! Arthur’s works are some of the best I have seen. It’s truly important—you might even say a matter of life and death—to make solid choices in this department. Especially relevant to the northern Rockies. COPYRIGHT © 2015 - 2020 NECTAR Herb and Tea, LLC | WEBSITE DESIGNED BY SADIE SARTI DESIGN CO. Before you purchase any of these books, please consider who your purchase supports—the author, a small business, your local community, or a global corporate online book seller? If you think there’s a book that deserves to be mentioned but isn’t, please let us know—we’ll continue expanding this guide as new resources become available! Equally essential and recommended. In general, this book describes higher altitude plants of the west (compared to Medicinal Plants of the Desert & Canyon West), specifically medicinal plants common to mountains, foothills, and upland areas. The authors label weeds as “troublesome,” so don’t expect a plant-positive experience (but we still think it’s a handy guide)! Sonoran Desert Wildflowers by Richard Spellenberg. If you’ve ever felt frustrated trying to choose a reliable field guide to take foraging with you, you’re not alone. Pacific Seaweeds: A Guide to Common Seaweeds of the West Coast by Louis Druehl and Bridgette Clarkston. 1,000+ Wildflower Photos-With Two Index Systems for the Families-or Search by Common or Botanical Name. Wildflowers of Nevada and Placer Counties by the Redbud Chapter of the California Native Plant Society. Get your order fast and stress free with free curbside pickup. In fact, most of our plant profiles contain more detail than you’ll find in any book on wild foods and herbs. Although our goal is to make plant identification easy and accessible to anyone with a smartphone, we also know that field guides are still the best way to learn to identify plants around you. Juliet caught the plant bug when she was nineteen and went on to earn a degree in Botany. Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West is another of the must-own books by Michael Moore. A bit on the technical side for absolute newcomers. -, The Southeast's finest botanical field guides. Blair is an author, holistic health educator and expert in sustainable living practices. The book covers 825 species, including all the native and naturalized trees of the eastern United States and Canada as far west as the Great Plains, with mention of those species found only in tropical and subtropical Florida and northernmost Canada. Based on the teachings of southern folk herbalist Tommie Bass, this guide is a treasury of old-timey herbal wisdom and little-used local medicinals. MEGHAN GEMMA is one of the Chestnut School’s primary instructors through her written lessons, and is the principal pollinator of the school’s social media community—sharing herbal and wild foods wisdom from the flowery heart of the school to an ever-wider field of herbalists, gardeners, healers, and plant lovers. Independence, Inter-dependence & Herbal Medicine-Making. Food Plants of the Sonoran Desert by Wendy Hodgson. If you have an independent bookstore in your community, an herbal apothecary, a locally owned outdoor shop, or a local nursery and you want to keep them in your community, please buy plant books from these sellers. Be sure to get the latest edition, published in 2012. A pictorial and descriptive identification guide for wild western weeds that shows the plants throughout their life cycle. Did you notice we’re recommending another book by Sam Thayer? -. An easy-to-use pocket guide for identifying regional flowers and shrubs. Ideal for foragers and cooks of all skill levels. Sierra Nevada Wildflowers: Including Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks by Karen Wiese. Last small batch of plantain seeds. In this book, Slattery covers offers a unique blend of food plants and native medicinals commonly found in the diverse habitats of Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and southern Utah. This classic plant identification book was written by the late and great Michael Moore, founder The Southwest School of Botanical Medicine. Read the online tutorial: I was (finally) unpacking our books yesterday and found Brett’s copy of the Tilford book – and promptly popped it into the lab. Small enough to take into the field; recommended for more experienced botanists and foragers. I’d like to be able to identify native and non native perennials and annuals, maybe trees as well, any plants that have a use and those that don’t even! His beautifully photographed book includes trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants. Weaverville, NC 28787,

, The Ten Best Books on Foraging Wild Foods + Herbs // Blog Castanea, Our NEW YEAR'S SPECIAL: 20% OFF all programs until midnight EST on Jan. 18th! A Reference Guide to Medicinal Plants: Herbal Medicine Past and Present by John Crellin and Jane Philpott. The late Michael Moore was a renowned and beloved herbalist and founder of the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine and chestnutherbs.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. On the other hand, if a more comprehensive course on DIY herbalism is up your alley, take a peek at our Online Herbal Immersion. Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians by Dennis Horn, David Duhl, and Tavia Cathcart. There is a centerfold of color photos. Arno includes writings about the traditional uses of trees, ecology, as well as detailed descriptions, inviting the reader to slow down and take in each tree deeply. That’s because he’s simply one of the very best wild food writers around. Botany classes are available at most community colleges. Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida, Third Edition by Richard Wunderlin and Bruce Hansen. This book covers plants ranging from Baja California to Alaska, featuring identification tips, medicinal uses, preparation, and contraindications for each herb—all infused with Moore’s characteristic wit and humor. Our herbal classes include medicine making and growing and using healing plants. An excellent reference for those interested in the historical uses of herbs. Each plant is accompanied by photographs and line drawings. Part plant-identification guide, part food- and medicine-making manual, this book is a treasury of plants that grow throughout the north (and much of the temperate world). 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