Botany in a Day: The Patterns Method of Plant Identification

Botany in a Day: The Patterns Method of Plant Identification

by Thomas J. Elpel

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ISBN-13: 9781892784353
Publisher: HOPS Press, LLC
Publication date: 07/01/2013
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 235
Sales rank: 79,575
Product dimensions: 10.80(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author


Thomas Elpel's passion for the natural world started at a young age when he explored southwestern Montana with his grandmother, learning about edible and medicinal plants. He has become a widely recognized expert in wilderness survival, botany, and foraging. He founded Outdoor Wilderness Living School, LLC (OWLS) in Pony, Montana, where he teaches Stone Age survival skills to kids. He teaches adult classes on wilderness skills and sustainable living through his Green University, LLC. Tom teaches and writes to promote a closer and more interactive connection with the natural world.

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Botany in a Day: The Patterns Method of Plant Identification 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has changed the way I look at plants. I've spent the past few years interested in edible and medicinal plants. Previously, when identifying a plant, I used to have to flip through color plates of unrelated plants, searching randomly for one that matched the unknown plant. Then, if I found it, I would have to memorize what its uses (such as astringent, good for stomach problems, high in starch, etc.), completely separately from other plants I already knew. But now, by just memorizing key characteristics of certain families, I can make an educated guess about a plant's uses before I even know what species it is. Although it is a technical book, it is also pretty easy reading because the author talks about his personal experiences with the plants to make it interesting. He also talks about which plants he found most useful as food sources and how long it took him to gather a quart or a cup of certain food plants. All in all, Botany in a Day is an essential reference for anyone interested in plants.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is designed to identify plants very quickly, yet has all the information you would need. Wonderful book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago