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Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants of Britain and Ireland: A Foraging and Photographic Identification Guide

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He wrote the book to help us rediscover our forgotten plant heritage and how to use wild plants as food and medicine. I’ve read many foraging books that have provided comprehensive pictures so that seems a bit of a cop out to me, not even illustrations so at least we could get the gist of what it kind of looks like and then if we do want to attempt finding it in the wild we could reference his guide?

Instead of providing a snapshot for each plant, Harford gives a link to a database of pictures which give a more indepth photography for each plant and a better resource for identification. However, the fact there were no images or illustrations really ruined it for me - it was hard to immerse myself in the book when I had to google every plant to see what it looked like. I feel if I can get to grips with the 48 common plants discussed in this book, I'll be a step closer to being able to knowing the environment around me on my walks. common namescientific namefamilyan easy to understand botanical descriptionmultiple full colour photos of each plantwhen the plant flowerswhere it is founda historical summarywhich parts of the plant to usehow the plant is used as foodits nutritional profileits traditional folk medicine usesand finally, safety notesFor over fifteen years I have experimented and explored the world of wild plants.Its a bit tricky trying to read it while looking at my phone while walking in the countryside looking for things I want to forage, all at the same time without falling over a log. Each plant description tells us which parts of the plant can be used for food as well as how to use those parts. Never rely on one source for plant identification, and never eat anything unless you are 100% sure it is edible. Please remember it can take some time for your bank or credit card company to process and post the refund too. Read more about the condition New: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages.

Please allow up to 10 working days for 2nd class mail to arrive, instead of the usual 3-5 days that we all used to be accustomed to. It comes with a free downloadable PDF photo identification guide that includes multiple full-colour photographs of each plant to help make identification easy. He has travelled extensively documenting and recording the traditional and local uses of wild food plants in indigenous cultures, and his work has taken him to Africa, India, SE Asia, Europe and the USA. He has been recommended in BBC Good Food magazine, Sainsbury’s magazine as well as in The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph etc. While I have a huge interest in such things and appreciate his efforts, he's not took into consideration that we don't know what the plants he's taking about look like and he's not put this book together in a detailed manner; it's just sort of thrown together.

I have enjoyed Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants of Britain and Ireland, even as a reader who lives in the Southern Appalachians. I love ebook versions of these sort of things because I can check them on the kindle app on my phone when I'm out and about. minute review of Robin Harford’s lovely new book on The Edible and Medicinal plants of Britain and Ireland.

Instead, you can download the accompanying PDF photo identification guide that includes multiple full-colour photographs of each plant to help make identification easy. Tell us why you liked or disliked the book; using examples and comparisons is a great way to do this. A flavour profile of each plant lets us know what taste we should expect and a nutritional profile informs us of the nutrients each plant provides. Cautions for plants, where necessary are given and if the plant has any other interesting uses then these are also covered. I regard thiese as an essential part of the available information for any plant identification compilation.Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH). Hedgerows are a great place to find most of these plants, but do look around in woods and fields as many grow there too.

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