Wild Food Plants of Australia by Tim Low

Wild Food Plants of Australia

Tim Low
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  • ISBN
    9780207169304 / 0207169306
  • Title Wild Food Plants of Australia
  • Author Tim Low
  • Category Reference Works
    Trees, Wildflowers & Plants
  • Format
    Paperback
  • Year 1991
  • Pages 240
  • Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
  • Imprint HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
  • Edition
    2nd
  • Dimensions 126mm x 188mm x 14mm

Publisher Description

Australian Nature Fieldguide: Wild Food Plants of Australia is the fieldguide edition of Wild Food Plants of Australia. It is presented in a concise, convenient form to facilitate quick and ready reference in the field. Tim Low has provided a truly reliable guide to our edible flora, making identification easy. Thus it is a perfect companion for bushwalkers, naturalists, scientists and, with emphasis on wild food cuisine, gourmets. Low describes more than 180 plants - from the most tasty and significant plant foods of southern and eastern Australia to the more important and spectacular inland and tropical foods. Distribution maps are provided with each description plus notes on how these plants were used in the past and can be used today. Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs and line drawings there is also a guide to poisonous and non-poisonous plants, and information on introduced food plants, the nutrients found in wild food plants, on bush survival, and how to forage for and cook with wild plants.

User Reviews
  • Excellent book, just started learning about wild edible plants. Didn't realise how many plants that are edible and are better for you than the typical vegetables you find at the stores. If you like this book, I highly recommend "The weed forager's handbook - A guide to edible and medicinal weeds in Australia".

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  • I bought one of these books to donate to an indigenous nursery as there have been several queries of late. Ideal reference for them. The other I am reading and finding it valuable . small enough to go in a backpack to use as a field guide. Good layout, with photos of each plant. Both Latin and common names are given.. Published 1991, so not new, but recommended.

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  • I received the book quickly and safely. Excellent service.

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  • excellent reference book on indigenous plants - just wish there was more

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  • Great pictures, easy to read and identify plants and how they can be eaten. Good small size to easily carry in a backpack. Excellent investment.

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  • Clear concise information with great pictures. A must for any traveler in the Australian outback.

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