An Instant Guide to Edible Plants (Instant Guides)
An Instant Guide to Edible Plants - Instant Guides Author:Pamela Forey, Cecilia Fitzsimons An Instant Guide to Edible Plants is an ideal compact guide to the identification and uses of the most commonly found edible wild plants of North America. — An easy-to-understand system of color-coded bands that denotes the edible part of the plant leads quickly to the correct section of the book. Detailed full-color illustrations, concise... more » text, including information on the food uses of each species, and a distribution map allow you to make a positive identification. Symbols alert you to the dangers of similar, sometimes poisonous, plants.« less
Brief descriptions of about 50 edible wild plants. Color illustrations show leaves, seeds, flowers, and fruit for easy identification. Descriptions of what the plant is useful for are very brief. Some edible plants have toxic parts, and this is clearly indicated.
I was hoping for more information about how to prepare or use the plants, and if they had any health or medicinal benefits. But this is just a field guide for identification purposes only.