Wild Edible Plants of Arizona

Wild Edible Plants of Arizona

Serving up 58 calorically-nutritionally important wild edibles for the prepper, plant utilitarian, or curious hiker/camper, Wild Edible Plants of Arizona has the distinction of being the only state-specific guide of its kind in print. Field-portable and information-salient, readers will find the material’s utility on-point and handy. A discussion of each plant’s edible use and preparation is the booklet’s primary aim, though space is also given to range and habitat, medicinal uses, cautions, and noteworthy special considerations. Helpful additions include sustenance ratings (low, medium, or high), collection timing and desired plant-part indicators, 58 Arizona-only county-location maps, over 160 color photos, and a 450-listing general index.

Plant List: American Rocket, Anoda, Apache Red Grass, Arizona Dewberry, Beeplant, Biscuitroot, Black Cherry, Blackberry, Bracken Fern, Chinese Hat, Creeping Hollygrape, Currant, Dayflower, Elder, Emory Oak, Evening Primrose, Fairybells, False Virginia Creeper, Fendler’s Sedge, Gooseberry, Greenthread, Hog Potato, Hollygrape, Indian Ricegrass, Jones’ Beeplant, Madrone, Manzanita, Mexican Panicgrass, Mountain Parsley, Mullein, Nettle, New Mexico Raspberry, Ox–Eye Daisy, Pinyon Pine, Pinyon Ricegrass, Plantain, Raspberry, Redbud, Salsify, Salt Bush, Serviceberry, Sheep’s Sorrel, Smartweed, Sorrel, Spectacle Fruit, Spotted Bean, Spiderwort, Springparsley, Tepary Bean, Thimbleberry, Tumbling Orache, Utah Honeysuckle, Wild Grape, Wild Onion, Wild Potato, Wild Rose, Wild Strawberry, Yampa.

For wild edible species found throughout lower elevation Arizona see Sonoran Desert Food Plants.


  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Lincoln Town Press; First edition (May 1, 2019)
  • ISBN-10: 099828713X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0998287133

and…printed and bound in the USA.


Author, Researcher, Clinician. Latest titles: Wild Edible Plants of California: Volume 1 (The Essential Forages) (2021), Wild Edible Plants of Utah (2020), Wild Edible Plants of Colorado (2020).