Discovering Wild Plants: Alaska, Western Canada, The Northwest (Paperback)

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When Janice J. Schofield migrated to the Alaskan Bush, where she lived miles from a grocery store, she began to wonder about the possibilities of the wild harvest outside her cabin door. Out of six years of comprehensive field tests, and from anecdotes and wisdom gleaned from fellow plant enthusiasts and experts, she has brought together a lively compendium of information about the trees, roots, wildflowers, herbs, seaweed, and mushrooms of the North-from Alaska and the Yukon, through Western Canada, to Washington, Oregon, and northern California.

Inside Discovering Wild Plants you'll find:

-Descriptions of 147 plants, organized by habitat

-Over 190 exquisite color photos

-Detailed black-and-white drawings of each plant

-Recipes for delicious relishes, syrups, salads, soups, stir-fries, casseroles, and more

-Instructions for making massage oils, herbal baths, tinctures, soothing herbal teas, and plant dyes

-Traditional Native American and European uses of wild plants

Whether in search of an herbal remedy, a critical wilderness medicine, green delicacies for a wild salad, plants to make into lotions and balms, or a natural dye mordant, Discovering Wild Plants is a definitive guide to exploring the region's rich flora.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780473181093
Publisher: Todd Communications
Publication Date: May 1st, 2011
Pages: 356