Edible and Useful Plants of Texas and the Southwest: A Practical Guideby Delena Tull
Extensively illustrated with black-and-white
All around us there are wild plants good for food, medicine, clothing, and shelter, but most of us don’t know how to identify or use them. Delena Tull amply supplies that knowledge in this book, one of the first focused specifically on plants that grow in Texas and surrounding regions of the South and Southwest.
Extensively illustrated with black-and-white drawings and color photos, this book includes the following special features:
• Recipes for foods made from edible wild plants.
• Wild teas and spices.
• Wild plant dyes, with instructions for preparing the plants and dying wool, cotton, and other materials.
• Instructions for preparing fibers for use in making baskets, textiles, and paper.
• Information on wild plants used for making rubber, wax, oil, and soap.
• Information on medicinal uses of plants.
• An identification guide to hay fever plants and plants that cause rashes.
• Instructions for distinguishing edible from poisonous berries.
• Detailed information on poisonous plants, including poison ivy, oak, and sumac, as well as herbal treatments for their rashes.
- University of Texas Press
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- Product dimensions:
- 5.59(w) x 8.05(h) x 1.41(d)
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an extravegante woderousity lumonistilous wildlife JOURNEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I've skimmed through this book for the past few weeks and read up on a dozen or so plant species. Each plant profile contains new and interesting information. I find all the information relevant and engaging. I'm not going to sit down and read it cover to cover, but I will get tons of use from this book. This is my first book on the usefulness of wild plants. If you, like me, are clueless about wild plants, you'll want to pair this book with an actual field guide. One with lots of color pictures. I'm recommending the one I have, but keep in mind that it's not THE PERFECT companion book (see the pictured recommendation in this review). The one big problem with the field guide that I'm recommending is that it does not have much information on plain old ugly, flowerless, weeds. You may find a better companion field guide out there, or you may just need to get more than one.