Southern California Food Plants

Southern California Food Plants
Southern California Food Plants

Southern California Food Plants has been folded into Wild Edible Plants of California (Volume 1), a broader publication.

Designed as a primer to the wild edible plant life of southern parts of the state, Southern California Food Plants best fits readers with a desire for a CliffNotes-style booklet (52 pages). In other words, SCFP is a publication for the cargo pocket, backpack, glovebox, or bug-out-bag.

Each profile is accompanied by 1-2 color photos, common and scientific names, and sections describing the plant’s range and habitat, edible use and preparation, and medicinal use and cautions (if applicable). Readers will also find each plant’s sustenance rating (low, medium, or high) and county-by-county California location image (one for every profile) unique additions that separate it from other similarly-titled publications.

Plant list: Agave, Amaranth, Asparagus, Biscuitroot, Blackberry, Bluedicks, Bulrush, California Walnut, Cattail, Chia, Chokecherry, Cholla, Desert Lily, Elder, Evening Primrose, Fan Palm, Fennel, Ground Cherry, Jojoba, Lambsquarters, Lemonade Berry, Manzanita, Mariposa Lily, Mesquite, Miner’s Lettuce, Monkey Flower, Nettle, Oak, Pinyon Pine, Plantain, Prickly Pear, Purslane, Ribes, Salsify, Serviceberry, Sorrel, Toyon, Tule, Watercress, Wild Carrot, Wild Gourd, Wild Grape, Wild Mustard, Wild Oats, Wild Onion, Wild Rhubarb, Wild Sunflower, Wolfberry, Yellow Nutsedge, and Yucca.


  • Paperback: 52 pages
  • Publisher: Lincoln Town Press; First edition (November 1, 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 0977133389
  • ISBN-13: 978-0977133383

and…printed and bound in the USA.

Author, Researcher, Clinician. Latest titles: Wild Edible Plants of Texas: Vol 1, 2nd Ed (2021), Wild Edible Plants of California: Vol 1 (2021), Wild Edible Plants of Utah (2020).