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

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I would have loved pictures, I know Robin gives you a link for a free downloadable guide but I want to read a book, not read a book and reference elsewhere for info.

I was disappointed as it had no illustrations and you would have to rely on written descriptions to identify plants.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). The species mentioned in the book are growing in my surroundings (Cork,Ireland) which makes it practical and simple to use.

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.My book is considered an invaluable addition to any forager, herbalist, gardener, horticulturist or naturalist’s library. And provides plant lovers with a much-needed resource for understanding nature’s most useful wild plants. 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. My book covers forty-eight plants and includes multiple colour photographs for easy plant identification. I mean we all know what a dandelion looks like but people might make the fatal mistake of eating a giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) instead of common hogweed (Heraceleum sphondylium) people need to know what they look like!

Please remember it can take some time for your bank or credit card company to process and post the refund too. 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. I regard thiese as an essential part of the available information for any plant identification compilation.

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?

Read more about the condition New: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages. 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. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item.As the opportunity to use what nature has provided, and to encourage more plants in our own back gradens that can be used for a range of purposes – rather than purely to look nice – foraging has become cool! Stepping back into the wild with this book has really felt like coming home and I am so grateful to the author for enabling this adventure. 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.

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