The Encyclopedia of Edible Plants of North America

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Nature offers a lush variety of healthful, intriguing, and delicious gruits and vegetables that don't require a gardener's green thumb to enjoy, yet most Americans limit themselves to about 60 or so fruits, vegetables, nuts, and grains. From horsetails, ferns, and conifers toshrubs, vines, and herbaceous s pecies, this guide describes how to find, identify and use hundreds of plants as tasty morsels.
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Overview

Nature offers a lush variety of healthful, intriguing, and delicious gruits and vegetables that don't require a gardener's green thumb to enjoy, yet most Americans limit themselves to about 60 or so fruits, vegetables, nuts, and grains. From horsetails, ferns, and conifers toshrubs, vines, and herbaceous s pecies, this guide describes how to find, identify and use hundreds of plants as tasty morsels.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780879838218
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/1/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 570
  • Sales rank: 392,393
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction 1
Lycopods and Horsetails Lycopodiophyta and Equisetophyta 15
Ferns Polypodiophyta 18
Cycads and Conifers Pinophyta 24
Flowering Plants Magnoliophyta
I Dicotyledons Magnoliatae 38
II Monocotyledons Liliatae 457
Glossary of Botanical and Medical Terms 535
Bibliography 555
Index of Latin and English Names of Plants 567
Afterword 581
About the Author 584
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