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Edible Wild Plants of the Prairie

Edible Wild Plants of the Prairie


This beautifully illustrated guide provides a wealth of fascinating information on how plants were used by Native American tribes on the prairie. Written for a broad audience ranging from amateur naturalists to historian, botanists, and anthropologists, it include detailed descriptions to assist the reader in finding and identifying edible prairie plants, as well as information on harvesting, propagation for home gardeners, and the preparation and taste to wild food plants.

Kelly Kindscher, who in 1983 spent 80 days walking 690 miles across the prairie from Kansas City to the Rocky Mountains foothills, has studied systematics and ecology at the University of Kansas and is the author of The Kansas Food System and a "Bibliography for the North American Prairies" in CoEvolution Quarterly.