Wild food plants of the Sierra by Steven Thompson

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Published by Wilderness Press in Berkeley, CA .

Written in English

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  • Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)


  • Wild plants, Edible -- Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.),
  • Cookery (Wild foods)

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementSteven and Mary Thompson.
ContributionsThompson, Mary, joint author.
LC ClassificationsQK98.5.U6 T48 1976
The Physical Object
Pagination186 p. :
Number of Pages186
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4902626M
ISBN 100911824529
LC Control Number76047776

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Don't forget Miners' Lettuce. Made a great meal once with only food that I had caught or gathered in the high Sierra near Woods Lake (elev.

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Brown's or Wild Peony. Camas Lily. Corn Lily. Crimson Columbine. Elephant Heads. Great Red Paintbrush. Green Gentian. Large-Leaf Lupine.

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Clover—Clover is unmistakable and is also quite abundant in the wild. All parts are edible. Miners lettuce—Miners lettuce is delicious and very easy to identify by its round leaf and single stem growing through the middle. There are tiny five petal pink or white flowers at the end of the stem.

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To support our efforts please check out our wild food store (books and PDF magazines). While we strive to be % accurate, it is solely up to the reader to ensure proper plant identification. Some wild plants are poisonous or can have serious adverse health effects. We are not health professionals, medical doctors, nor are we nutritionists.

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