Best-Tasting Wild Plants of Colorado and the Rockies by Cattail Bob Seebeck


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Best-Tasting Wild Plants of Colorado and the Rockies by Cattail Bob Seebeck
An essential book for those in the Southern and Central Rocky mountain areas and useful for the West, in general. This is a photo-based guide focusing on the identification of wild edible plants. Seebeck does more than any other guide by offering four thought-out photographs per plant. Yes, you heard me, four, not one, like most books. These photographs show different parts of the same plant. You are much more likely to be able to identify a plant if you can clearly see closeups of flowers, fruits, and leaves as well as portraits of whole plants and habitats.

This book covers 67 plants using about 300 photographs. Seebeck covers herbs, shrubs, and trees with edible parts, as well as eight of the most common poisonous plants of his area. Because the Rockies are mountains, Bob gives lots of attention to what is available on what plants at different elevations. Some food-related insights are given from Seebeck’s experience, but edibility information is brief.

About 50% of the plants covered in this book can be found throughout the West where the habitats are appropriate – particularly in wooded elevations above 1,000 feet. About 30% of the plants covered can be found in various places across North America. Many of the plants covered are not found in other photographic guides. Highly recommended if you are in the Southern and Central Rockies, generally recommended for use in combination with other books as part of a western wild food library.

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