A Handbook of Native American Herbs; Alma Hutchins

Submitted by lafmore on Sun, 05/10/2020 - 14:51
A Handbook of Native American Herbs

The Pocket Guide to 125 Medicinal Plants and their Uses (Healing Arts)

Was submitted by Brian Ruppert who writes:  I have a number of foraging/medicinal and edible plant books, and this is one of my favorites.  My only issue with this book so far is that the pictures of the plants are drawings and not color photos.  

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North America - General

Alaska's Wilderness Medicine: Healthful Plants of the Far North: Eleanor Viereck

Submitted by lafmore on Sat, 02/01/2020 - 19:53
Alaska's Wilderness Medicine

This book doesn't have a great deal of information, but was very useful to me to know what plants I had learned from further south, were viable in the far north. I found it helpful to know which plants grow naturally (or successful imports). This has helped me with plans for native seeds I want to take with me. The book has drawings and descriptions and focuses on the medicinal qualities of the plants. It's a good partner book for more detailed guides.

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North America - Western

Discovering Wild Plants of Alaska, Western Canada and the Northwest: Janice Schofield Eaton

Submitted by lafmore on Mon, 02/03/2020 - 16:45
Discovering Wild Plants

The is an all around good book for the areas covered. There is enough information and photos and drawings to make is usable for identification and also has good plant information both traditional and contemporary. I like using this one in combination with others since it has some additional insights.

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Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Rockies: Linda Kershaw

Submitted by lafmore on Sat, 02/01/2020 - 20:16
Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Rockies

This is a very well-rounded guide containing good descriptions, photographs, illustrations and descriptions of the harvesting and uses of the various plants. Good attention is paid to look-alikes and any adverse reactions to the plants as well as information on common poisonous plants. Unfortunately the ranges provided don't always indicate further north, although believe some of the plants do range into northern Canada. 

 

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Essential Wild Food Survival Guide; Linda Runyon

Submitted by lafmore on Wed, 02/19/2020 - 19:05
Essential Wild Food survival guide

This is a good companion plant guide, and one that I would probably choose for children. Linda's style is concise and organized so information is easy to find. It might not be the best for identification, but has information on what and when to harvest and how to prepare and preserve various plants. The book also contains information not always found in plant guides- nutritional information, presented in charts at the back of the book. It also has charts  about when to harvest plants and what part you are harvesting at that time. This is helpful information. 

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Food Plants of the Coastal First Peoples; Nancy Turner

Submitted by lafmore on Sat, 02/01/2020 - 19:42
Food Plants of Coastal First Peoples

In this book, information is given on the historical and current uses of wild edible plants for the coastal tribes of northwest US and Canada. These are good for understanding the types of foods that sustained indigenous people. Although there are photographs and descriptions, this is not an ideal book for identification, but has valuable historically relevant information on food sources.

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North America - Western

Food Plants of the Interior First Peoples; Nancy Turner

Submitted by lafmore on Sat, 02/01/2020 - 19:49
Food Plants of the Interior First Peoples

As in her book on Coastal First Peoples, Nancy Turner provides information on the traditional uses and uses today of wild edible plants by the local tribes. There is some redundancy between the two books, but also a lot of different plants based on the regions. The book covers the northwest US and western Canada.

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Foraging TEXAS

Submitted by Martha M. on Tue, 01/21/2020 - 10:16
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This comprehensive website provides details on over 200 edible and medicinal plants, each with multiple, big pictures and information you need for proper identification. Many of these plants are found outside of Texas.

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