Incredible Wild Edibles: 36 Plants That Can Change Your Life by Samuel Thayer
Sam's 3rd book on wild edible plants. There is no overlap in what is covered in this book or his previous 2 books. The plants contained in this book include:
Black Mustard, Bladder Campion, Sweet Flag (Calamus), Caraway, Chickweed, Chufa, Creeping Bellflower, Fennel, Wild Garlic, Gooseberry, Hickory, Hops, Japanese Knotweed, Kentucky Coffeetree, Maple, Miner's Lettuce, Mulberry, Pawpaw, Persimmon, Poke, Prairie Turnip, Purple Poppy Mallow, Purslane, Quickweed, Rose, Sassafras, Shepherd's Purse, Sochane, Strawberry Spinach, Sweetroot (Sweet Cicely, Aniseroot), Violet, Watercress, Water Parsnip, Wild Radishes, Wintercress
Sharing the wisdom of a lifetime of daily foraging, the author answers all of the reader’s questions about each plant: How do I identify it? What might I confuse it with? Where can I find it? What part do I use, and when is it ready to be picked? How do I gather and prepare it? How can I be sure to harvest it responsibly? This discussion is accompanied by more than 350 color photos showing all the key features for identification, including potentially confusing species. Photos also depict the exact parts to use and the proper stage for collection. All of this is delivered in a familiar but authoritative tone, along with humorous anecdotes and insights from extensive real-life experience with each plant covered in the book.
Incredible Wild Edibles contains an index, bibliography, illustrated glossary, range maps, and foraging calendar. This third volume in Thayer’s Forager’s Harvest series has no overlap of the plants covered in the first two volumes.