Handbook of Edible Weeds: Herbal Reference Library / Edition 1999

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Overview

Handbook of Edible Weeds contains detailed descriptions and illustrations of 100 edible weeds, representing 100 genera of higher plant species. Some of the species are strictly American, but many are cosmopolitan weeds. Each account includes common names recognized by the Weed Science Society of America, standard Latin scientific names, uses, and distribution (geographic and ecological). Cautionary notes are included regarding the potential allergenic or other harmful properties of many of the weeds.

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A retired economic botanist provides highly entertaining, personal, and detailed descriptions, accompanied by b&w line drawings, of selected members of 100 genera of wild plants of the eastern United States, including both natives and aggressive aliens. Organized alphabetically by scientific name, each entry includes a description of the plant's habit; distribution, including vegetation type, phenology, geography, and hardiness zones; and utility, including edibility, toxicity, biomass or yields, important medicinal or other uses, and cautions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849329463
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 11/10/2000
  • Series: Herbal Reference Library Series , #3
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1999
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Edible weeds listed in alphabetical order.

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