This book tells you everything you need to know about identifying wild edible plants in the SouthEastern United States. There is information about the types of plants that are ready for harvest at different seasons throughout the year. You can harvest wild plants in meadows, mountains, by riverbanks, or by the sea.
I love that there are beautiful photographs of each plant, so that you can easily identify them. You can see all the details of their leaves, blossoms, seeds, and fruit.
There is detailed information about when and how to gather these edibles, how to cook and eat them, and how to preserve them for later. There are also warnings about staying away from polluted areas that could contaminate the plants.
There are commonly recognizable fruits and berries, like crabapple, plums, gooseberry, and strawberries. Vegetables like wild onion, and tree nuts like hickory and hazelnut are all included. There are aromatic herbs that can be gathered, like field garlic, mustard, and wild ginger. And there are also more rare or less well-known plants like the pawpaw, orache, and sea purslane.
I love how this book is designed and organized! The photos are attractive and useful, and the information is reliable.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.