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Sonoran Desert Food Plants (Paperback)
Sonoran Desert Food Plants is specifically designed for the outdoor enthusiast who is in need of a concise, no-nonsense booklet instructing on the collection, preparation, and utilization of 58 regional edible plants. Essentially: find it, gather it, and eat it. 120 color photos, 58 Arizona location maps, common and scientific names, preparation and toxicity issues, and concise medicinal and related ethnobotanical uses serve as accents making Sonoran Desert Food Plants a useful resource for any Arizona resident.
The following plants are covered (49 indigenous to the Sonoran Desert/Uplands and 9 non-native yet abundant): Agave, Amaranth, Arizona Jewel Flower, Asian Mustard, Barrel Cactus, Beargrass, Biscuitroot, Bluedicks, Bowlesia, Canyon Walnut, Catclaw, Cattail, Chia, Cholla, Desert Hackberry, Desert Hollygrape, Desert Lily, Devil's Claw, Elder, Feather Tree, Flameflower, Graythorn, Ground Cherry, Hedgehog Cactus, Horse Purslane, Ironwood, Jewels of Opar, Jojoba, Lambsquarters, Lemonade Berry, London Rocket, Mallow, Mariposa lily, Mesquite, Miner's Lettuce, Monkey Flower, Paloverde, Papalo, Pellitory, Pincushion Cactus, Poreleaf, Prickly Pear, Purslane, Saguaro, Sow Thistle, Texas Mulberry, Thistle, Tumbleweed, Watercress, Wild Gourd, Wild Lettuce, Wild Oats, Wild Rhubarb, Wild Sunflower, Wolfberry, Yellowshow, Yucca (Fruit), and Yucca (Stalk).
About the Author
Endeavoring to clarify the subject of botanical utility, Charles W. Kane embraces sensibility and practicality when writing of edible and medicinal plants. He maintains this messaging for the reader, who deserves a coherent view of the material.