Category Archives: Books

Wild Edible Plants of Oklahoma

Wild Edible Plants of Oklahoma
Wild Edible Plants of Oklahoma, 2021

A state of botanical dynamism, Oklahoma’s wild edible plant life is rich and varied. This diversity is linked to a number of environmental elements, of which geography and climate are the main players. Consequently, the state sits within two extremes, the arid mesas of the west and temperate forests of the east. Sandwiched between the two, are the central grasslands, an unassuming but important vegetation zone.

Compiling the most useful wild edibles the state has to offer, this publication is a good fit for the prepper or outdoor enthusiast in search of a to-the-point introduction to the field. Visually-appealing and light-weight (booklet format), consider Wild Edible Plants of Oklahoma a kind of CliffNotes: no fluff, just the facts.

A discussion of each plant’s edible use and preparation is the publication’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, county-by-county map-image, over 160 color photos, and a general index.

Plant List: Amaranth, Arrowhead, Beautyberry, Beefsteak Plant, Black Cherry, Black Nightshade, Black Walnut, Blackberry, Blackhaw, Blackseed Plantain, Bumelia, Cattail, Chickweed, Creeping Cucumber, Currant, Dayflower, Devil’s Claw, Dewberry, Elder, Farkleberry, Greenbrier, Ground Cherry, Hickory, Hackberry, Kudzu, Lambsquarters, Lemonade Berry, Lotus, Mesquite, Mulberry, Mullein, Nettle, Oak, Passionflower, Pawpaw, Pecan, Peppergrass, Persimmon, Pokeweed, Prickly Pear, Redbud, Salsify, Sorrel, Sow Thistle, Spiderwort, Spring Beauty, Sugarberry, Thistle, Tule, Wild Gourd, Wild Grape, Wild Mustard, Wild Onion, Wild Plum, Winecup, Yellow Nutsedge, Yellowdock, Yucca.

  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Lincoln Town Press; First edition (August 1, 2021)
  • ISBN-10: 1736924125
  • ISBN-13: 978-1736924129
  • LCCN: 2021945114
  • Printed and Bound in the USA

Purchasing Options
Wherever books are sold.

Wild Edible Plants of Texas: Volume 1 (The Essential Forages)

Wild Edible Plants of Texas: Volume 1 (The Essential Forages), Second Edition

Designed as a light-weight and field-portable reference booklet, Wild Edible Plants of Texas: Volume 1, highlights the Lone Star State’s most important edible wild plants. To the point and understandable, this guide best suits the prepper or outdoor enthusiast in need of a salient introduction to the field. No fluff. Just the facts.

A discussion of each plant’s edible use and preparation is the publication’s primary aim, though space is also given to range and habitat, medicinal uses (if applicable), cautions, and noteworthy special considerations. Helpful additions include sustenance ratings (low, medium, or high), collection timing and desired plant-part indicators, county-by-county map-images, over 160 color photos, and a general index.

Some of the entries have a greater-than Texas range, however many are uniquely Texan and hail from a specific region. West Texas’ Chihuahuan Desert, the Hill Country of the Edwards Plateau, the Plains of the Panhandle, and the Piney Woods and Swamplands of the state’s Coastal Plain all are botanically represented.

Plant List: Agave, Algerita, Amaranth, Arrowhead, Black Cherry, Blackberry, Bumelia, Cattail, Cholla, Dayflower, Devil’s Claw, Dewberry, Dock, Dwarf Palmetto, Elder, Flameflower, Graythorn, Ground Cherry, Hackberry, Hickory, Indian Strawberry, Kudzu, Lambsquarters, Lemonade Berry, London Rocket, Lotus, Madrone, Mallow, Mesquite, Mulberry, Nettle, Oak, Passionflower, Pawpaw, Pecan, Pennywort, Persimmon, Pokeweed, Prickly Pear, Redbud, Rusty Blackhaw, Sorrel, Spring Beauty, Sugarberry, Thistle, Turk’s Cap, Walnut, Wild Gourd, Wild Grape, Wild Oats, Wild Onion, Wild Plum, Wild Sunflower, Winecup, Yaupon Holly, Yellow Nutsedge, Yucca (Fruit), and Yucca (Stalk).

Volume 2 will cover the state’s supplemental wild edibles and poisonous plants.

  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Lincoln Town Press; Second edition (July 1, 2021)
  • ISBN-10: 1736924117
  • ISBN-13: 978-1736924112
  • LCCN: 2021940549
  • Printed and Bound in the USA

Purchasing Options
Wherever books are sold.

Publication History
First Edition: 2/1/2016 (978-0977133390)

Wild Edible Plants of California: Volume 1 (The Essential Forages)

Wild Edible Plants of California: Volume 1 (The Essential Forages)
Wild Edible Plants of California: Volume 1 (The Essential Forages)

A state of significant plant diversity, California is home to more species than any other. Weather, elevation, and latitude all play parts in the region’s floristic dynamism. For the wild edible plant enthusiast, this means a variety of sustaining forages are to be had, however, found in one place, most are not. With Wild Edible Plants of California (Volume 1), the reader has access to a concise publication, instructing not only on the where, but too, the what and when of California’s wild edible bounty.

Covering the state’s most essential forages, preference has been given to plants that are abundant and/or have more caloric/nutritional/traditional value than other edibles. In other words, a non-sustaining obscure leafy green is not equal to a calorically dense/nutritious root or seed. WEPCA is built around plants of the latter category. Also, to the relief of readers, the title embodies a no-nonsense to-the-point style and steers clear preachy pontifications and off-topic discussions.

Well-suited for the backpack, cargo-pocket, or glovebox, the publication’s form is a 64-page booklet. Over 160 color photos and a state/county location image for every profile assists the reader in plant identification. Aside from the main focus of how to use and prepare each wild edible, additional sections include medicinal uses (if applicable), cautions, and special notes. A sustenance rank, choice edible part/ season indictor, and general index all serve to increase the publication’s usefulness.

Plant List: Agave, Amaranth, Beargrass, Biscuitroot, Bitterroot, Black Nightshade, Blackberry, Bluedicks, Bracken Fern, California Hazel, California Walnut, Cattail, Chia, Chokecherry, Cholla, Currant, Desert Lily, Elder, Fan Palm, Gooseberry, Ground Cherry, Hollygrape, Indian Plum, Indian Rice Grass, Ironwood, Lambsquarters, Madrone, Manzanita, Mariposa Lily, Mesquite, Miner’s Lettuce, Mulberry, Nettle, Oak, Paloverde, Panicgrass, Pellitory, Pennywort, Pinyon Pine, Prickly Pear, Raspberry, Redbud, Salal, Salsify, Serviceberry, Thimbleberry, Tuber Starwort, Tule, Western Spring Beauty, Wild Gourd, Wild Grape, Wild Onion, Wild Rose, Wild Strawberry, Wolfberry, Yampa, Yellow Nutsedge, and Yucca.

Volume 2 will cover the state’s supplemental wild edibles and poisonous plants.

Details

  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Lincoln Town Press; First edition (June 1, 2021)
  • ISBN-10: 1736924109
  • ISBN-13: 978-1736924105

Purchasing Options
Wherever books are sold.