Included here that you do not usually see in ‘wildflower’ guides are shrubs, trees, vines, non-showy flowering plants, and a few mushrooms. Understand that this book is valuable for what it is—an aid to identifying wild ‘edibles’. More than most other books it shows edible and poisonous plant look-a-likes ‘if their flowers are similar’. Use other books to help identify plants down to the species level.
And while abbreviated edibility information is included, it gives little or no detail for really successful wild food experiences. It does cover many plants that are rarely found in other edibility guides. Most of the focus is on the eastern half of North America, but at least 1/2 of the plants or their close relatives can be found in the west. Recommended for use in combination with other illustrated guides in an eastern wild food library!