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Edible & Medicinal Plants of the Rockies (Paperback)
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Throughout human history, plants have provided us with food, clothing, medicine and shelter. The Rocky Mountains are home to a diversity of plant species that have helped native peoples and settlers survive through the centuries. This title describes 333 common trees, shrubs, flowers, ferns, mosses and lichens that have been used by people from ancient times to the present. This comprehensive guide contains:
More than 700 color photographs and illustrations
An introduction explaining the use of wild plants, including gathering, preparing and cooking
Food, medicinal and other uses for each species
Clear descriptions of the plants and where to find them
Warnings about plant allergies, poisons and digestive upsets
A special section at the end detailing 46 of the more common poisonous plants in the Rockies region.
About the Author
Linda Kershaw has been an avid naturalist since childhood and earned a Master's degree in botany at the University of Waterloo, Ontario. Following her education, she has worked as a consultant and researcher in northwestern Canada and as an editor and author in Edmonton, while pursuing her two favorite pastimes--photography and illustrating.