Mountain States Foraging

Mountain States Foraging

115 Wild and Flavorful Edibles From Alpine Sorrel to Wild Hops

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Forage for wild edible plants in the mountain west!

From alpine meadows to high deserts and lush forests, the mountain states are rich with wild edibles. Forager and herbalist Briana Wiles helps you find delicious plants for the picking—treats like spicy wild onion flowers, tender spring asparagus, and sweet late-summer blueberries. Back in the kitchen, infuse vinegars with spruce tips or make stinging nettle pesto with freshly foraged piñon nuts.

Mountain States Foraging is part of the Timber Press Regional Foraging book series. Perfect for new and experiences foragers in Colorado, eastern Oregon, eastern Washington, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Wyoming, southernmost Alberta, and southernmost Saskatchewan.

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Wiles, a forager and herbalist, presents a guide to foraging 115 wild plants in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Nevada, Idaho, eastern Washington and Oregon, and the southernmost parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan. The introduction explains plants to avoid, safety, contaminants, sustainable harvesting, equipment, processing plant matter, and botanical terms, followed by a list of the plant foods available during different seasons and habitats. The majority of the book consists of an alphabetical guide (by common name) to plants, with information on their edible parts, identification, where and when to gather them, how to gather and use them, preservation, sustainable harvesting, and cautions. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Portland, Oregon :, Timber Press,, 2016
ISBN: 9781604696783
Characteristics: 338 pages : colour illustrations ; 23 cm


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