ISBN: 978-0-88240-433-2. Copyright 1993. Eighth printing 2006. Softcover. 80 Color Photos. Dimensions: 4.25" x 7.25" x .25"
From the back cover: For Hikers, Foragers, and Plant Lovers...
Alaska's Wild Plants is an easy-to-use introduction to more than 70 of Alaska's most common edible wild plants. Tuck this guide into a backpack, glove compartment, or pocket and use its color photographs and habitat and plant descriptions to help you discover the bounty of the land around you:
- Gather bright green sea lettuce from rocks at low tide for a tasty, nutritious spring salad.
- Use jewelweed seeds in place of poppy seeds on biscuits of and cakes. Or rub the crushed plant on mosquito bites to lessen itching.
- Pick wild lingonberries after fall frost and create scrumptious nut breads, liqueurs, and jams.
The authoritative gathering instructions ensure a healthful harvest. Learn about each plant's nutritional content, and medicinal and culinary uses, then turn to the recipes for fresh salads, unusual appetizers, delicious soups and breads, and more.
Janice J. Schofield is an authority on the wild plants of the North. At her home near Homer, Alaska, she conducts classes on the uses of native plants and herbs. She is the author of Discovering Wild Plants: Alaska, Western Canada, the Northwest, a popular comprehensive reference.
Table of Contents
Alaska's Edible Harvest
Sea and Sandy Shores
Beach greens, Beach pea, Bladderwrack, Bull kelp, Dulse, Glasswort, Goosetongue, Lovage, Nori, Orach, Oysterleaf, Ribbon kelp, Roseroot, Sea lettuce
Gardens, Lawns, and Disturbed Soils
Chickweed, Clover, Dandelion, Horsetail, Lamb's quarter, Nettle, Pineapple weed, Plantain, Puffballs, Shepherd's purse, Wormwood
Forests and Open Woods
Birch, Blueberry, Chiming bells, Cottonwood, Currant, Devil's club, Fiddlehead ferns, Highbush cranberry, Salmonberry, Spruce, Twisted stalk, Violet
Coltsfoot, Jewelweed, Monkeyflower, Mountain sorrel, Nagoonberry, Saxifrage, Spring beauty
Tundra and Dry Places
Cloudberry, Crowberry, Labrador tea, Lingonberry, Serviceberry
Grassy Meadows and Forest Openings
Bedstraw, Burnet, Chocolate lily, Columbine, Cow parsnip, Elder, Field mint, Fireweed, Geranium, Goldenrod, Raspberry, Rose, Shooting star, Strawberry, Wild chive
Marshes, Ponds, and Wetlands
American veronica, Bog cranberry, Cattail, Dock, Mare's tail, Marsh marigold, Sweet gale, Willow
Arrowgrass, Baneberry, Death camas, False hellebore, Monkshood, Poison hemlock, Water hemlock, Wild calla
Cooking with Wild Plants
Herbal Directory Index