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Wild Berries of the West

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Margaret Fuller, Betty Derig (Autographed!)
Publication date:
2007, 3rd ed

This field guide identifies the most common berries of the West for hikers and foragers. Over 150 fruits and berries are described with color photographs, edibility, historical uses. Recipes, maps, tips about locating plants, gardening and more, are included.

This book includes detailed plant descriptions and tells whether or not each berry is delicious, edible, insipid or poisonous. The more than 50 recipes are old time ones the authors gathered from relatives, friends and neighbors. The book describes how Native Americans and early settlers used the berries and their shrubs or trees. The guide also tells how to grow wild berries in the garden. 235 pages, 2 maps, 43 drawings, 185 color photographs.