Handbook of Edible Weeds

Handbook of Edible Weeds

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"If you can't beat it, eat it." Words of wisdom from the author of this portable guide that emphasizes finding practical uses for weeds rather than waging pesticidal war on them. CRC Handbook of Edible Weeds contains detailed descriptions and illustrations of 100 edible weeds, representing 100 genera of higher plant species. Some of the species are strictly American, but many are cosmopolitan weeds. Each account includes common names recognized by the Weed Science Society of America, standard Latin scientific names, uses, and distribution (geographic and ecological). Cautionary notes are included regarding the potential allergenic or other harmful properties of many of the weeds. CRC Handbook of Edible Weeds is an excellent volume for botanists, plant scientists, horticulturalists, herbalists, and others interested in the edibility and practical uses of weeds.

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The author, a botanist with the USDA, conveys his passionate interest in the potential weeds hold for expanding and diversifying our diet and our medicine chests, and his belief that eating weeds is far more sensible than spraying them with poisons. He describes 100 plants and their uses, drawing on many references and his own direct experiences. Illustrated with line drawings. Well-indexed. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press, [1992]
Copyright Date: ©1992
ISBN: 9780849342257
Branch Call Number: 581.632 Duke 1992
Characteristics: 246 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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