BOOK REVIEW: Edible and Useful Plants of Texas and the Southwest

September 5, 2013

in Books

There are many books on edible plants and foraging for food, but most of them are not specific to a particular area. This often means many of the plants in the book will not be available to any one area. For the SouthWest region in particular, some edible plant books offer little or no help at all. This book focuses specifically on the SouthWest and Texas. It is the best (and maybe only) reference book of it’s kind for this area.

Some plants (but not all) include sketch/drawing illustrations and a few have color plates. Most if not all plant entries include a textual description, some reference to the edibility characteristics of the plant, harvesting and preparing instructions and often other historical uses, such as being a good source of fiber for weaving or dye colors. The index is excellent. There is a special section on poisonous plants to avoid.

Edible and Useful Plants of Texas and the Southwest

Edible and Useful Plants of Texas and the Southwest

Edible and Useful Plants of Texas and the Southwest: A Practical Guide – amazon.com

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