Edible and Poisonous Plants of Northern California

Edible and Poisonous Plants of Northern California

by James S. Wiltens
     
 

This book is filled with fascinating facts, recipes and stories about common plants found growing wild in northern California. Every vacant lot, park, open space and empty field contains some of the characters in this book.

Get ready to meet a variety of common weeds with uncommon stories. There will be sinister plants with deadly reputations, and friendly

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Overview

This book is filled with fascinating facts, recipes and stories about common plants found growing wild in northern California. Every vacant lot, park, open space and empty field contains some of the characters in this book.

Get ready to meet a variety of common weeds with uncommon stories. There will be sinister plants with deadly reputations, and friendly vegetables disguised as weeds. Over fifty detailed drawings will help you to recognize some of the plant personalities. And this is important, because after reading you will want to get off that couch and meet these plants.

These "weeds" grow all around, from Sacramento to San Francisco, Monterey to San Jose. we are surrounded by a silent plant community. Learn what it has to say to you between the covers of this book.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Botanist Wiltens provides general readers with basic knowledge, anecdotes, and line drawings to help identify plants to gather or avoid. The arrangement is alphabetical by common name, but the index includes alternate names. The short glossary does not indicate pronunciation. Earlier editions were published in 1986 and 1988. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780899972497
Publisher:
Wilderness Press
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
5.53(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.43(d)

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