Serving up 58 calorically/nutritionally important wild edibles for the prepper, plant utilitarian, or curious hiker/camper, Wild Edible Plants of Arizona best fits the reader with a penchant for a handy and information-salient state-specific guide. 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, and Yampa.
Endeavoring to clarify the subject of botanical utility, Charles W. Kane embraces sensibility and practicality when writing of edible and medicinal plants. He maintains this messaging for the reader, who deserves a coherent view of the material.