Edible and Useful Wild Plants of The United States and Canada
For years I have heard that so many of the plants we identify as weeds are actually useful. Some are even edible. How do you know what is what? Check out this great book I found called “Edible and Useful Wild Plants of The United States and Canada: by Charles Francis Saunders. This informative paperback book has 20 black and white photographs and 74 drawings of plants we may see everyday, but have no clue how useful they are.
Did you know that with some specific preparations you can actually use acorns as a food source. Those of you living in the area ranging from North Carolina to Florida will be happy to find one of your common plants is actually very useful. If you want to know what it is you are just going to have to read the book.
Plant uses throughout the book vary from edibles to medicinals and even to making soap. Who knew all those “weeds” were actually good for so many things?
This work discusses beverage plants, vegetable substitutes for soap, medicinal plants, and those that can be used as fibers, dyes, smoking material, adhesives, and candles. A final chapter describes a variety of poisonous plants. “Secure a copy of this very enlightening book. In fact, if you travel, it should be a constant companion.” — St. Petersburg Independent. 94 illustrations. Reprint of Useful Wild Plants of the United States and Canada, 1934 edition.
Ready to Buy? Head over to Dover Publications and get a copy.
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