published, avg rating 4.33 â 994 ratings â 30,814 ratings â The book is filled with color photos and botanical descriptions that are accessible for both amateurs and more experienced botanists. More cookbook than field guide, you’ll find a wealth of wild recipes arranged by foraging season. This is a great book for beginning botanists or visitors exploring the region. I am looking for the best books that will introduce me to the fundementals of plant identification. Make sure to purchase the 2007 edition. This is a technical key, NOT A BEGINNER GUIDE! The questions are as follows:For the flower type: 1. published 2016, avg rating 4.30 â His beautifully photographed book includes trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants. 8,122 ratings â Featuring over seven hundred plants, the book blends folk wisdom with modern scientific research. Herbal descriptions feature both traditional and modern medicinal uses, general ID, habitat descriptions, harvesting and preparation suggestions, dosage, and a sprinkling of recipes. – As a companion to this list, please check out The Ten Best Books on Foraging Wild Foods and Herbs, which is the field guide lowdown to our favorite general foraging books (which pertain to most of temperate North America and Eurasia). CSIRO PUBLISHING has an international reputation for quality educational and reference books and CD-ROMs in the subject areas of agriculture, biology, botany, forestry, ornithology, zoology, marine science, freshwater science, plant science, soil science, natural history, ecology, environment, fire and environmental management 438 ratings â One of the best Peterson Field Guides on plants. Excellent for both beginners and pros; features a therapeutic use index and a glossary to explain botanical and medical terminology. Weeds of the West, Revised Edition published by University of Wyoming with multiple authors. 42 ratings â I did my initial plant identification app research on Apple because, well, I have an Apple device. by Lorraine Harrison Mitchell Beazley ISBN 978-1845337315. Juliet’s favorite book on wild mushrooms for beginners. Name, author and ISBN numbers would be helpful so I can find a book to purchase. published 1998, avg rating 4.50 â published 1996, avg rating 4.11 â published 2002, avg rating 4.00 â Details of plant structure and terminology accompany practical keys to identify 318 families into which flowering plants are divided. I have personally used each of these. The Smithsonian Guide to Seaside Plants of the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts, from Louisiana to Massachusetts, Exclusive of Lower Peninsular Florida by Wilbur Duncan and Marion Duncan. Highly recommended. published 2002, avg rating 3.99 â She's owned just about every type of herbal business you can imagine: an herbal nursery, a medicinal products business, a clinical practice, and now, an herbal school. Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast: A Comprehensive Guide to the Fungi of Coastal Northern California by Noah Siegel and Christian Schwarz. Features lots of photography and beautiful writing. This book lives up to its name, introducing the most common species and not being thorough in its scope. 1 rating â You will find it amazingly easy to key out flowers by using all of these books together, compared to trying to do it using only a botanical key. Wildflowers and Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont by Timothy Spira. Equally charming. Flowering Plant Families of the World by V. H. Heywood. Naturalists also know a lot of plant id. Includes detailed descriptions, notes on edibility, and vibrant color photographs. A handy reference for identifying desert wildflowers in bloom. The arboreal companion to Wildflowers of Nevada and Placer Counties (see below). The best are queued up here, and there’s a little something for everyone, from bright-eyed beginners to seasoned foragers and plant enthusiasts. Illustrated and comprehensive, this field guide uses a simple botanical key. Along with botanical descriptions and suggestions for collection and preparation, Kane shares medicinal indications, herbal precautions, and dosages. The book encompasses the entire coastal region, from shoreline to alpine, and the western Cascades. This book looks at the tree’s lifecycle through the four seasons for an overall view. Common Southwestern Native Plants: An Identification Guide by Jack Carter, Martha Carter, and Donna Stevens. Rather than organizing plants by flower color or family characteristics, as most guidebooks do, botanist Tim Spira takes a holistic, ecological approach and organizes plants on the basis of their natural communities in the wild. A Reference Guide to Medicinal Plants: Herbal Medicine Past and Present by John Crellin and Jane Philpott. Beautifully photographed, the book is small enough to carry in your backpack and is suitable for all experience levels. A field guide is a book designed to help the reader identify wildlife (plants or animals) or other objects of natural occurrence (e.g. wildflowers; trees and shrubs; medicinal plants; edible plants; ferns Includes harvesting and preparation suggestions. This system uses a series of questions to guide you towards species identification. And now included is a key to tree families that will help with field identification. -, The Southeast's finest botanical field guides. published 2006, avg rating 4.00 â Our herbal classes include medicine making and growing and using healing plants. A colorful field guide that discusses plant description, time of flowering, habitat, and Florida distribution. A more detailed field guide should be used as a companion to properly ID plants. Features color illustrations and range maps. She has been in a steady relationship with the Chestnut School since 2010—as an intern and manager at the Chestnut Herb Nursery; as a plant-smitten student “back in the day” when the school’s programs were taught in the field; and later as a part the school’s woman-powered professional team. Easy to read, with detailed color photographs that illustrate plant family characteristics, this guide is perfect for those who are really excited about botany and plant identification. published, avg rating 4.17 â Part plant-identification guide, part food- and medicine-making manual, this book is a treasury of plants that grow throughout the north (and much of the temperate world). hide. Also see 10 Beginner Gardening Tools For Kids. published 2005, avg rating 3.92 â Any suggestions? Highly recommended for both novice mushroom hunters and experienced foragers. A Tree Is a Plant Here’s a wondrous book about trees, explaining that like the smaller plants and flowers that children see, a tree is also a plant – just a really big one. You’ll befriend THE most common edible and medicinal wayside plants, including dandelion, stinging nettles, violet, yarrow, burdock, rose, goldenrod, and many others. A tad outdated at this point—especially the plant family designations—but still a good primer on the most common plants of the Gulf and coasts. Best accompanied by a field guide. Not quite pocket-sized, but it’s still small enough to slip into your daypack. Learning Plant Identification The best way to learn to properly identify plants is from a live person. Buy The House Plant Expert: The world's best-selling book on house plants (Expert Books) … by Dr. D. G. Hessayon (ISBN: 9780903505352) from Amazon's Book Store. 80 ratings â Top Plant Identification Books For Foragers I am often asked which edible wild plant identification books I recommend. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. A comprehensive and illustrated guide that covers 630 species of native and naturalized trees in the western United States and Canada as far east as the Great Plains. Applicable to the central and southern Rockies, filled with beautiful photos, identification tips, folklore, ecology, and occasional references to edible and medicinal uses. published, avg rating 4.75 â 1,194 ratings â Speaks to the heart and soul of wild food and herbal medicine. A flavorful cookbook and field guide that features hand-drawn illustrations, identification tips, harvesting instructions, and 150 southwestern recipes. Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians by William Roody. 4 ratings â (Note: Thayer does not discuss medicinal uses.). RHS Latin for Gardeners. It covers 568 species of woody plants throughout Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and northern California with vivid color photographs, identifying characteristics, and range maps. Somewhat heavy, but small enough to tote into the field. She's writing her first book: Cultivating Medicinal Herbs: Grow, Harvest, and Prepare Handcrafted Remedies from Your Home Garden. One of the best-kept secrets of successful plant identification is having a good guide to the plants of your local area. Great list! This tutorial has helped more budding botanists, herbalists, and foragers than any other identification guide I know! Best for Vegetable Gardens: The Vegetable Gardener's Bible at Amazon "Can teach you everything you need to know to grow beautiful veggies, from basics like tomatoes and carrots to more unusual varieties of produce." Arno includes writings about the traditional uses of trees, ecology, as well as detailed descriptions, inviting the reader to slow down and take in each tree deeply. This is an excellent book for beginners or those new to the region. Fifty-eight illustrated pages are crammed full of tips that help in identifying 300 of North America's most common native trees. Not as well known as some others but very high quality books. A beautiful and well-researched hardcover book featuring the traditional uses of nearly 540 edible plants. The authors label weeds as “troublesome,” so don’t expect a plant-positive experience (but we still think it’s a handy guide)! A bit on the technical side for absolute newcomers. Southwest Foraging: 117 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Barrel Cactus to Wild Oregano by John Slattery. An easy-to-read guide to the edible plants of Florida, including their uses, basic identification traits, drawings, photographs, and recipes. Weeds of the South by Charles Bryson and Michael DeFelice. 5 comments. 1 rating â A companion guide to the Trees of Florida, this book is written to help you identify plants in the field—you won’t find any edible or medicinal information. published, avg rating 3.00 â Plants of Arizona by Anne Orth Epple. There are heaps of books on the subject, and the selection can be dizzying. Perfect for all skill levels. Find the top 100 most popular items in Amazon Books Best Sellers. Wild About Wildflowers: Extreme Botanizing in Crested Butte, Wildflower Capital of Colorado by Katherine Darrow. Includes wonderful black-and-white photos and gorgeous drawings throughout. Flavonoid-Rich #hibiscuschutney | Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine, 17 Free Resources for Learning About Herbalism // Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine #herbalife #herbalism #herbalist #herbaleducation #DIY, Growing Medicinal Herbs in Pots:10 Healing Plants for Your Container Garden // Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine #herbgardening #herbalife #herbalism #medicinalherbs #pottedplants, The Medicinal Uses of Pine Needles, Bark, and Resin // Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine #pine #herbalife #herbal #herbalist #herbalmedicine #foraging #winterforaging. There are nearly six hundred color photographs and many drawings and range maps. 20 ratings â Check your local nature center or the Bell Museum. Ideal for foragers and cooks of all skill levels. Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West (revised and expanded edition) by Michael Moore. Filled with beautiful photos, this guide features easy-to-read descriptions of the Northeast’s most common medicinal and edible mushrooms. -. In good conscience, we simply couldn’t list many popular wild food guides here, mostly because they do not emphasize poisonous look-alikes in their plant descriptions, which could mean fatal consequences for foragers using those books. Covers 280 species of trees, shrubs, and woody vines in a range of ecosystems. On the expensive side, but this book is worth the splurge if you live in Florida and are into bioregional herbs! Part plant-identification guide, part food- and medicine-making manual, this book is a treasury of plants that grow throughout the north (and much of the temperate world). Florida Wildflowers, a Comprehensive Guide by Walter Kingsley Taylor. If you give a plant the proper amounts of water, food, and sunlight, they can absolutely love you back. wildflowers; trees and shrubs; Peterson Field Guides. 11 ratings â A pocket field guide in the Peterson Field Guides tradition, with color drawings, photos, range maps, and identifying descriptions. Trees and Shrubs of New Mexico, Revised and Expanded by Jack L. Carter. save. 100 Edible Mushrooms by Michael Kuo. Botany in a Day: The Patterns Method of Plant Identification This book provides a clear and simple method of identifying and classifying plants. In fact, most of our plant profiles contain more detail than you’ll find in any book on wild foods and herbs. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine and chestnutherbs.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. To give you a hand, we cozied up in the Chestnut library and got studious, reviewing all the regional wild food and medicine books we could get our hands on, and checking each one for botanical accuracy and attention to detail. Incredible Wild Edibles is styled in a similar fashion to Thayer’s other books but covers a completely new selection of herbs, roots, nuts, and berries. -, The extensive library at Mountain Gardens in Celo, NC. One of several invaluable guides written by herbalist Michael Moore. published 2015, avg rating 4.24 â A pictorial and descriptive identification guide for wild western weeds that shows the plants throughout their life cycle. Features bright photography. More ethnobotanical in scope and less how-to guide. Unlike many technical keys, however, it features illustrations, and a new chapter on the vegetative history of California is included. Trees of the Southeastern United States by Wilbur Duncan and Marion Duncan. I agree. Nature's Garden: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants by Samuel Thayer. A beautiful guide to Pacific seaweeds. No photos, and should be accompanied by a more detailed field guide for foraging. Small press, the foraging books can be hard to get, but it’s well worth it. This superb field guide covers 147 wild plants, detailing their identification, range, traditional and contemporary uses, and medicinal properties. 13,332 ratings â More applicable to the eastern portion of the Midwest. Juliet and her houseplants share a home with her family and herb books in Asheville, North Carolina. 251 ratings â Wildflowers of the Eastern Sierra and Adjoining Mojave Desert and Great Basin by Laird Blackwell. I can't find the catnip entry in the darned index! The authors include notes on origin of name, ecology, native uses, edibility, and similar species. 122 ratings â This is a very technical key tailored to the experienced botanist; NOT recommended for beginners. A Guide to Plants of the Northern Chihuahuan Desert by Carolyn Dodson. Nearly a thousand pages on the traditional and indigenous uses of southeastern herbs—medicines, dye and fiber plants, foods, and mystical tools. Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of New England and Eastern Canada by David Spahr. 87 ratings â Pocket-sized. In this gardening book Lorraine Harrison explains how an understanding of the meaning behind botanical names can reveal many of the properties of plants, such as their shape, scent and colour, which can help enormously when choosing the right plant for a garden. This makes a good companion to a more traditional field identification guide for trees. Discovering Wild Plants: Alaska, Western Canada, the Northwest by Janice Schofield Eaton. Identifying plants using Newcomb's Method involves looking at the flower type, the plant/branching type, and the leaf type. published 2014, avg rating 5.00 â Trees of Eastern North America (A Princeton Field Guide) by Gil Nelson, Christopher Earle, and Richard Spellenberg. 1,570 ratings â Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest by Mark Turner and Phyllis Gustafson. I can’t speak to which is the best, since I haven’t comprehensively searched out every possible available written guide. published, avg rating 5.00 â A beautiful book for the coffee table or reference library, this hardcover classic is filled with gorgeous, scientifically accurate illustrations and range maps for over five hundred plant families throughout the world. Elpel also features descriptions of plant families throughout North America, along with profiles of notable members from each family, including comments on edible and medicinal uses. She has been in a steady relationship with the Chestnut School since 2010—as an intern and manager at the Chestnut Herb Nursery; as a plant-smitten student “back in the day” when the school’s programs were taught in the field; and later as a part the school’s woman-powered professional team. A Tour of the Flowering Plants by Priscilla Spears. Elpel shares what he calls “The Patterns Method” of plant identification, a fast and easy way to begin recognizing the key traits of various plant families. Please review Briana Wiles’s two books, Mountain States Foraging (published several years ago) and Mountain States Medicinal Plants (published 2018). Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians by Dennis Horn, David Duhl, and Tavia Cathcart. We highly recommend starting with our article Sustainably Foraging for Wild Edibles and Herbs. Once upon a time, that was the end of the road, because there just wasn’t a book that allowed the serious plantaholic to identify any garden plant. Filled with photos, line drawings, and brief descriptions, it occasionally references edible and medicinal uses along with notes on toxicity. Includes nearly one thousand species of wildflowers, trees, shrubs, grasses, rushes, and sedges. More applicable to the eastern portion of the Midwest. Classes are available from herbalists focused on edibility and medicinal properties. Edible Wild Plants of the Prairie: An Ethnobotanical Guide by Kelly Kindscher. Easy to use, with simple line drawings and color photos. A pictorial glossary provides much of the basic information needed to find the plants in question. Lawrence Newcomb's system of wildflower identification is based on natural structural features that are easily visible to the untrained eye, enabling amateurs and experts alike to identify almost any wildflower quickly and accurately. Sonoran Desert Wildflowers by Richard Spellenberg. Hi everyone! Botany in a Day by Thomas J. Elpel. The Boreal Herbal: Wild Food and Medicine Plants of the North by Beverley Gray. published 2002, avg rating 4.31 â A delightful cookbook devoted to one of the most treasured native foods of the Americas. Trees of Western North America: Princeton Field Guides by Richard Spellenberg, Christopher Earle, and Gil Nelson. Splendid photographs and thorough information on identification, edibility, and toxicity. Florida’s Edible Wild Plants: A Guide to Collecting and Cooking by Peggy Sias Lantz. The Prickly Pear Cookbook by Carolyn Niethammer. An excellent and comprehensive color photo guide that is tailored to the layperson. I was worried that people could bribe their friends and family for at least 100 reviews but then I also figured most things can be improved upon and wanted to give newer apps a cha… Pacific Seaweeds: A Guide to Common Seaweeds of the West Coast by Louis Druehl and Bridgette Clarkston. He specifically emphasizes wild foods and doesn’t discuss medicinal properties; however, his books are valuable field guides for identifying many herbs that straddle the food-medicine divide (elderberry, for example). 6 ratings â The book features line drawings and a centerfold of color photographs, and it’s is light enough to carry into the field. Welcome back. 12 ratings â Be sure to get the latest edition, published in 2012. Northwest Trees: Identifying and Understanding the Region’s Native Trees by Stephen Arno. The only complete guide to the rich and unique flora of Arizona, featuring more than nine hundred full-color photographs and detailed descriptions of each plant. This is a weighty book and not easy to carry into the field. published 1978, avg rating 4.36 â This thread is archived. Browse our library of resources to start foraging on the right foot! Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West (the revised and expanded edition) by Michael Moore. Excellent reading for beginners, experienced foragers, and anyone who loves herbs. published 1998, avg rating 4.50 â Great Collection. Plant Conservation as part of the botanic gardens focuses on research, education, and conservation practice. It’s truly important—you might even say a matter of life and death—to make solid choices in this department. Error rating book. Trees and Shrubs of the Pacific Northwest by Mark Turner and Ellen Kuhlmann. An excellent color photo guide that is tailored to the layperson. published 1979, avg rating 4.40 â Plant Identification Terminology: An Illustrated Glossary by James Harris and Melinda Woolf Harris. 973 ratings â published 1653, avg rating 4.56 â The best ones are the ones that work. -. Thanks For Sharing the info. We’ve stocked up all the resources you need to begin your foraging adventures safely and wisely. This medicinal foraged tea blend uses fir needles and chai spices to create a delicious and festive drink that is also good for respiratory wellness especially during the fall and winter flu season! And if all this merely whets your appetite, come join us for our Online Foraging Course: Edible and Medicinal Wild Herbs (registration is currently open and will close in April 2021). Your email address will not be published. A comprehensive guide to Florida’s amazing variety of tree species. Medicinal Plants of the American Southwest by Charles Kane. published 2014, avg rating 3.50 â © 2020 Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine. Most plants in the book can be found throughout the temperate world, but others are found only in Southern California and Mediterranean climates. Desert Wildflowers of North America by Ronald Taylor. The New Wildcrafted Cuisine by Pascal Baudar. The books we feature are fairly specific; they dial in on bioregions throughout North America and are tailored to help you safely identify plants and forage wild food and medicine right where you live. An easy-to-use pocket guide for identifying regional flowers and shrubs. But I can tell you that generally, I have more confidence in individuals than in groups. published 1988, avg rating 3.11 â Simple line drawings, maps, and some color photos are included throughout. This user-friendly field guide features nearly eight hundred species of plants commonly found along the Pacific coast—from Oregon to Alaska—including trees, shrubs, wildflowers, aquatic plants, grasses, ferns, mosses, and lichens. A field guide that features a straightforward key for identifying over a thousand wildflowers throughout all six New England states. Most nature guides (not just plants) are regional in scope. Over thirteen hundred species of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, ferns, mosses, and lichens are described and illustrated. 73 Sanford Way 4 ratings â A guide to family identification, information about extant and restored prairies in Iowa, and a glossary are also included. Also applicable to much of New Mexico. Includes common and traditional names. This is Mark Turner’s companion guide to Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest. Applicable to the Carolinas, Georgia, and eastern Tennessee (including Great Smoky Mountains National Park). 1 rating â This colorful guide describes and illustrates 1,220 plant species that are common to the Pacific Northwest, from southern British Columbia to northern California, from the coast to the mountains and high desert. Refresh and try again. This is a hefty hardcover tome that covers both native and naturalized vascular plants throughout California. Plant.id is a free plant identification service based on machine learning. published 1994, avg rating 4.00 â -, Field guides and foraging books for the Pacific Northwest and coastal British Columbia. published, avg rating 4.28 â Best Tree Leaf Identification Series This book is easy to use by anyone who is generally familiar with tree identification and available in Eastern and Western US editions. An interesting guide for those who enjoy plant history; includes Native American uses, modern medicinal uses, cultivation, and identification characteristics. It is generally designed to be brought into the ' field ' or local area where such objects exist to help distinguish between similar objects. Edibility is briefly mentioned where applicable. published 2000, avg rating 4.12 â The superbly detailed illustrations, all of which were drawn specifically for this handbook, capture the general shape of each plant as well as its characteristic features. A botanical classic and bestseller that has a place on every forager’s shelf. published 1972, avg rating 3.98 â Each plant is accompanied by photographs and line drawings. published, Botany in a Day: Thomas J. 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