Southeast Foraging

120 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Angelica to Wild Plums

Author: Chris Bennett

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604696915

Category: Nature

Page: 296

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“This is the ultimate guide, and Chris is the undisputed heavyweight champion of foraging in the South.” —Sean Brock, author of Heritage and chef of McCradys, Minero, and Husk The Southeast offers a veritable feast for foragers, and with Chris Bennett as your trusted guide you will learn how to safely find and identify an abundance of delicious wild plants. The plant profiles in Southeast Foraging include clear, color photographs, identification tips, guidance on how to ethically harvest, and suggestions for eating and preserving. A handy seasonal planner details which plants are available during every season. Thorough, comprehensive, and safe, this is a must-have for foragers in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Medicinal Plants of North America

A Field Guide

Author: Jim Meuninck

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493019627

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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This exquisitely detailed full-color field guide, by biologist and herbal and medical plant expert Jim Meuninck, provides identification, practical information, and skills for the location of and use of medicinal plants. The pages of this book re-connect us to our roots and the knowledge that medicinal plants and wild plant foods provide the chemicals every body needs to obtain optimum health and prevent disease. Meuninck moves the user from simple and familiar plants toward less common plants more difficult to identify. Each of the 122 plants has a color photograph, plant description, and location. Identification of plants are grouped from common to rare in the environment and where they are found: prairies, woodlands, mountains, deserts, and wetlands. Relevant facts about each plant such as toxicity, historical uses, modern uses, as well as wildlife/veterinary uses are also listed. Additional information included in this extraordinary field guide: explanations of how each plant affects the human body; cultural and ethnic uses of medicinal herbs and cooking spices; others creatures who consume the plants; a list of most recommended garden herbs; web site resources, and much more. The Author's Notes provide personal experiences and novel skills honed from over forty years of experience. They include: gardening tips, recipes, formulations, humor, successful experiences, and more. There is no field guide as all-encompassing and detailed as this one, yet it's portable and easy to understand.

The Quick Guide to Wild Edible Plants

Easy to Pick, Easy to Prepare

Author: Lytton John Musselman,Harold J. Wiggins

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421408716

Category: Cooking

Page: 133

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A recent rise in the popularity of urban farming, farmers’ markets, and foraging from nature means more people are looking for information about plants. In The Quick Guide to Wild Edible Plants, botanists Lytton John Musselman and Harold J. Wiggins coach you on how to safely identify, gather, and prepare delicious dishes from readily available plants—and clearly indicate which ones to avoid. More than 200 color illustrations, accompanied by detailed descriptions, will help you recognize edible plants such as nettles, daylilies, river oats, and tearthumbs. For decades, Musselman and Wiggins have taught courses on how to prepare local plants, and their field-to-table recipes require only a few, easily found ingredients. They offer instructions for making garlic powder out of field garlic and turning acorns into flour for Rappahannock Acorn Cakes. To toast your new skill, they even include recipes for cordials. The Quick Guide to Wild Edible Plants is a great gift for the beginning naturalist and the perfect addition to every serious forager’s library. "The book is witty and full of commonsense. It is a jolly good read for anyone."—Portland Book Review "Dr. Musselman is a passionate botanist. Walking among plant life makes him very happy, which means he is happy most of the time, except when riding in a car stuck in a long tunnel. He will stop people on the street to tell them some great news from the plant world."—Garrison Keillor "Whether this is your passion or merely something you might be interested in learning about, check out The Quick Guide to Wild Edible Plants... Should I ever get a craving for stinging nettle omelet or black locust fritters, I will know exactly which wild edible plant book to look in."—The Aiken Standard "Drawing from a lifetime of foraging experience, Musselman and Wiggins expand the reader's food gathering repertoire with simple recipes and a fascinating assortment of plants largely overlooked by the wild food literature."—Samuel Thayer, author of The Forager's Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants

Edible Plants of Ne Tennessee

Author: Jean Lindsay

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781515175476

Category:

Page: 170

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90 edible plants and trees for the NE Tennessee region. Included are wild and domestic plants and trees as well as fun facts and recipes. Great resource for those who are survivalist minded (MRE's will only last so long) and those who just like nature.

Foraging for Survival

Edible Wild Plants of North America

Author: Douglas Boudreau,Mykel Hawke

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 9781510738331

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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As consumerism and a meat-heavy, processed diet become the norm and the world’s population continues to grow at an exponential rate, more and more people are looking toward a more sustainable path for food. Authors Douglas Boudreau and Mykel Hawke believe that the future of food lies in the wild foods of times spanning back to before the mass-agriculture system of today. People have become distanced from the very systems that provide their food, and younger generations are increasingly unable to identify even the trees in their backyards. In response, Boudreau and Hawke have provided a compendium of wild edible plants in North America. Foraging for Survival is a comprehensive breakdown of different plant species from bearded lichen to taro, and from all over the United States. There are also tips for growing local native plants in the backyard to facilitate learning and enhance table fare at home. Other information you’ll find inside: A list of different types of edible wild plants Foraging techniques Bugs and other grubs that can be consumed Warning signs of poisonous plants And much more! Whether you’re a hiker taking a walk through your local wilderness, or chef looking for new ingredients to incorporate in your dishes, Foraging for Survival is the book for you!

Edible Wild Plants

Author: John Kallas

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 1423616596

Category: Nature

Page: 416

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Edible wild plants have one or more parts that can be used for food if gathered at the appropriate stage of growth and properly prepared. Edible Wild Plants includes extensive information and recipes on plants from the four categories. Foundation greens: wild spinach, chickweed, mallow, purslane; tart greens: curlydock, sheep sorrel, wood sorrel; pungent greens: wild mustard, wintercress, garlic mustard,shepherd’s purse; and bitter greens: dandelion, cat’s ear, sow thistle, nipplewort. Dr. John Kallas has investigated and taught about edible wild plants since 1970. He founded WildFood Adventures (www.wildfoodadventures.com) in 1993 and is the publisher and editor of Wild FoodAdventurer. He lives in Portland, Oregon. The definitive work on growing, harvesting, and eating wild greens.

Mushrooms of the Southeast

Author: Todd F. Elliott,Steven L. Stephenson

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 160469730X

Category: Nature

Page: 408

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Mushrooms of the Southeast is a compact, beautifully illustrated guide packed with descriptions and photographs of more than 400 of the region’s most important mushrooms. The geographic range covered by the book includes northern Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. In addition to profiles on individual species, the book also includes a general discussion and definition of fungi, information on where to find mushrooms and collection guidelines, an overview of fungus ecology, and information on mushroom poisoning and how to avoid it.

Medicinal Plants of the Southern Appalachians

Author: Patricia Kyritsi Howell

Publisher: Boston Academic Pub

ISBN: 9780977490509

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 276

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This concise guide to medicinal plants of the Southern Appalachians includes botanical descriptions of 45 native plants, their historical and current uses in herbal practice, detailed, easy-to-follow medicine making instructions and unique recipes for syrups, liniments, digestive bitters and more. The book invites the reader to explore native plants in their wild habitats and offers step-by-step ethical harvesting guidelines while emphasizing conservation issues. The author is a well-respected medical herbalist and teacher who lives in the mountains of north Georgia. Praise for Medicinal Plants of the Southern Appalachians. "This is one volume that I want to own as we enter the post-corporate age: a priceless guide to Southern plant alchemy. This practical yet enchanting botanical brings an ancient art to modernity. These pages are as rich as the cove forests they honor. Even to peruse Howell's manual is healing, and exhilarating, not only because of the book's inherent beauty, but because it contains vital knowledge all of us will need as fossil fuels dwindle and we return to the local. One day this book may save your life." Janisse Ray, author of Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, Wild Card Quilt and Pinhook: Finding Wholeness in a Fragmented Land "An elegant introduction presented in a clear-as-a-bell style that educates as well as entertains." Peter Loewer, author of The Wild Gardener and Jefferson's Garden "There are many comprehensive volumes about medicinal plants in other regions of North America but none for the botanically rich southeast. Now, a widely experienced and knowledgeable herbalist has written a thorough guide to the virtues of Yellow Root, Rabbit Tobacco, Dogwood Bark, Sweet Fern and other better known herbs of the region. From Howell's book, readers can learn to use local plants safely and consciously to improve the health of their families or patients." David Winston, RH (AHG), Dean, Herbal Therapeutics School of Herbal Medicine "An excellent, much needed resource on Southeastern herbs. Well thought out and easy to follow." Tim Blakely, co-author of The Bootstrap Guide to Medicinal Herbs in the Garden, Field and Marketplace "I often remind veterinarians that the foundation of botanical medicine lies in the experience of learning all aspects of medicinal plants thoroughly. This book guides the reader out of the classroom and into the fields and forest where plants become, to the student, more tangible sources of healing. Recommended for any practitioner who wants to deepen their understanding of our native apothecary." Susan Wynn, DVM, RH (AHG), Executive Director, Veterinary Botanical Medical Assoc.

Surviving the Wilds of Florida

Author: Reid F. Tillery

Publisher: Collingwood Pub.

ISBN: 9780963429759

Category: Wilderness survival

Page: 220

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This book is designed to help you fend for yourself and your companions while in Florida's wild areas. It can lead to greater enjoyment of your wilderness adventures and help bring you home safely every time. Included are the priorities of wilderness survival, navigation techniques, wildlife awareness, and safeguards for the wilds of Florida.

A Georgia Food Forest

180 Perennial Edible Plants and a Design Guide for the Zone 8 Home Grower: Perennial Home-Grown Foods Hardy in Zone 8

Author: Cynthia R. Dill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615653167

Category: Edible forest gardens

Page: 128

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A Georgia Food Forest describes 180 perennial food plants hardy in zone 8: most of GA and parts of VA, NC, SC, AL, MS, LA, and TX. The selection list includes 120 illustrations and a chapter with instructions for the design and planting of perennial orchards (on any scale) throughout the zone 8 region. It is oriented towards novice and experienced gardeners alike. The horticultural orientation of A Georgia Food Forest is organic permaculture with emphasis on environmental sustainability and diversity for food security. Planting information, food uses, preparation and nutritional benefits are given for most varieties. Recipes are given for some of the unusual fruits, vegetables and nuts as well as for dehydration and juice preservation of many others. Five appendices include information and resources for: pollinator-friendly native plants, beekeeping organizations, organic farms, public gardens, nurseries and networking websites (to find farm markets, farmers, local foods and restaurants using local foods in Georgia). A complete bibliography follows.

A Field Guide to Mushrooms of the Carolinas

Author: Alan E. Bessette,Arleen R. Bessette,Michael W. Hopping

Publisher: Southern Gateways Guides

ISBN: 9781469638539

Category: Nature

Page: 432

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Mushrooms in the wild present an enticing challenge: some are delicious, others are deadly, and still others take on almost unbelievable forms. This field guide introduces 650 mushrooms found in the Carolinas--more than 50 of them appearing in a field guide for the first time--using clear language and color photographs to reveal their unique features. What's included: Hundreds of full color photographs of Carolina mushrooms Information on mushroom edibility and toxicity Microscopic information An overview of the Carolinas' role in the history of American mycology Perfect for those interested in learning more about mushrooms, the unusually large number of described species makes this book a must-have for experienced mushroom hunters as well as beginners. Here, at last, is the field guide for North and South Carolina mushrooms, from the mountains to the coast, presented in a single, portable volume.

Native Trees of the Southeast

Author: L. Katherine Kirkman,Claud L. Brown,Donald Joseph Leopold

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 370

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Native Trees of the Southeast is a practical, compact field guide for the identification of the more than 225 trees native to the Southeast. For confident identification, nearly 600 photographs illustrate key features, with descriptions, range maps, and keys to plants in both summer and winter conditions.

Florida's Edible Wild Plants

A Guide to Collecting and Cooking

Author: Peggy Sias Lantz

Publisher: Seaside Pub

ISBN: 9780942084382

Category: Cooking

Page: 153

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This is a cookbook that focuses on gathering, preparing and cooking plants native to Florida.

The New Edible Wild Plants of Eastern North America

A Field Guide to Edible (and Poisonous) Flowering Plants, Ferns, Mushrooms and Lichens

Author: Merritt Lyndon Fernald,Steve Chadde,Alfred Charles Kinsey

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781500827960

Category: Nature

Page: 462

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The New Edible Wild Plants of Eastern North America is an updated and revised edition of the book, Edible Wild Plants of Eastern North America, first published in 1943 by Merritt Fernald and Alfred Kinsey. This new edition updates the scientific names of plants, provides numerous maps showing each species' distribution in the eastern United States, and adds all new illustrations. Cautions are noted for a number of plants long considered safe to eat but which are now known to be dangerous.

Mediterranean Wild Edible Plants

Ethnobotany and Food Composition Tables

Author: María de Cortes Sánchez-Mata,Javier Tardío

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1493933299

Category: Science

Page: 478

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This book is the result of collaboration between botanists and food chemists, with the purpose of improving the knowledge of the main wild species of traditional use as foods in the Mediterranean area, focus on ethnobotanical aspects, natural production, uses and nutritional aspects. One of the novelties of the book would be the publication of complete food composition tables of more than 40 species, which are not usually included in nutrient databases of foods. Many of the data included comes from the chemical analysis of representative samples of these species and other are compiled from the scientific literature. Since this topic had not been fully studied, this book provides an interesting tool to be used with the purpose of the revalorization of wild food species, preservation of their traditional uses, and also as alternatives to improve the diversity of modern Mediterranean diets.​

Edible Wild Plants

A North American Field Guide to Over 200 Natural Foods

Author: Thomas S. Elias,Peter A. Dykeman

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402767159

Category: Gardening

Page: 286

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Presents a season-by-season guide to the identification, harvest, and preparation of more than two hundred common edible plants to be found in the wild.