Showcases colorful real-life images rather than drawings, making it easier to identify a plant. Book is heavy-duty, despite being paperback, and can stand up to repeated use. Features handy cross-referencing index system. Discusses a wide range of plants – over 200.
Book does not discuss toxic plants.
This is a useful field guide written for all ages, even young scouts. Includes an informative section about the preparation of wild plants to make them suitable for consumption. Book is small in size, making it easy to take on a camping trip or hike.
Some featured images are not as close up as they could be to showcase the plant.
Book is handy in size, making it easy to bring on all foraging expeditions. Book is both accurate and easy to understand, even for beginners. Information is specific in nature, which is what other field guides sometimes lack.
Features drawings rather than actual images.
Book is organized by color of plant, which makes it interesting and easy to go through, especially given color-coded page corners. Includes color images. Showcases quality maps. Possesses a useful glossary.
Some included photos focus on only the flower rather than entirety of the plant.
Book possesses detailed drawings of plants and has detailed and precise information to back it up about each variation and species. Features convenient and consistent set up with images on one side and information on the other for easy browsing.
Doesn’t fully explain how to prepare each edible plant.
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