Edible Wild Plants

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The list author says: "Most of this list will focus on edible plants in the pacific northwest (think Oregon and Washington state). Some books will be from authors who focus on the east and mid west but are good (and/or useful on some level) that I have decided to add them. I'm not an expert. Just a guy who has read a good number of these books, and I would like to help you not to waste your money. I am only listing that which I have looked at, and that I found useful. There are many books that are out there that. I have found that you can trust John Kallas and Samuel Thayer the most. Many (but not all) of the books listed here I initially picked up from one of their recommendations."
Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods From Dirt To Plate (The Wild Food Adventure Series, Book 1)
1.  Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods From Dirt To Plate (The Wild Food Adventure Series, Book 1) by John Kallas
The list author says:
  "In my opinion the best book for anyone getting started. Basic foundational wild foods that anyone can find within a short distance from their home. Fantastic photo pictures. John is also a wild food teacher. He lives in Portland Oregon."
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Nature's Garden: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants
2.  Nature's Garden: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants by Samuel Thayer
The list author says:
  "From what I've seen this is the second best book on the market. Some of the plants in here are not in the pacific northwest as Sam lives in Wisconsin. However, there are many (80% of the plants can be found in Oregon, 76% in Washington according to the author)"
$17.99   Used & New from: $14.00
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (205 customer reviews)

The Forager's Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants
3.  The Forager's Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants by Samuel Thayer
The list author says:
  "Where I give Kallas book and Thayers "Nature's Garden" 5 stars, I give Foragers Harvest 4.9 stars. It is only has 18 to 20 plants that can be found in Oregon and Washington. Don't get me wrong the book is 5 star quality."
$14.73   Used & New from: $10.73
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (359 customer reviews)

Stalking The Wild Asparagus
4.  Stalking The Wild Asparagus by Euell Gibbons
The list author says:
  "This is the only Euell Gibbons book I own. It has fantastic descriptions, but in my copy (a reprint) there is only one line drawing per plant. I don't use this book for identification as much as I do for what to do with the plant after I've found it."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

The Forager's Harvest DVD: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants
5.  The Forager's Harvest DVD: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants DVD ~ Samuel Thayer
The list author says:
  "This is a very good DVD from what I've seen of it (about 30 to 45 minutes worth on select plants). I've owned this for a week total. I watched the service Berry section, Wapato, Goose foot, Wild Leak, Marsh Marigold, Sheep Sorrel, and a few others. I find this video superior to another video I purchased by Linda Runyan some time ago. nda's isn't bad, this one just has better details."
$22.95   Used & New from: $15.00
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Edible Wild Plants: A North American Field Guide
6.  Edible Wild Plants: A North American Field Guide by Thomas S. Elias
The list author says:
  "I found this to be a good book. It won't help you locate plants at various stages of growth. It won't show you multiple pictures (which you really need), and Sam Thayer did point out some errors in this book. That being said, I have found this book useful when cross referncing it with other books."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (133 customer reviews)

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The Essential Wild Food Survival Guide
7.  The Essential Wild Food Survival Guide by Linda Runyon
The list author says:
  "A good book but not a great book in my opinion. Lists 50 plants. Some listed in Arizona, but most grow throughout the United States. She has the second best description of Wild Carrot I've ever seen. There are good descriptions, and fair photography for the most part. Linda is a nurse by trade."
$15.93   Used & New from: $10.27
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

Wild Cards: Edible Wild Foods (All Ages)
8.  Wild Cards: Edible Wild Foods (All Ages) by Linda Runyon
The list author says:
  "Color photos of plants in Linda's book. Their cheap enough that their worth picking up."
$5.90   Used & New from: $5.13
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)

Linda Runyon's Master Class on Wild Food Survival
9.  Linda Runyon's Master Class on Wild Food Survival DVD ~ Linda Runyon
The list author says:
  "You will get a better value if you buy Samuel Thayers video. His costs less as well. That being said, I still like this video. You can't help but like Linda, and her passion for edible plants. Some of her plants are most medicinal than pure wild edibles."
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Northwest Foraging: The Classic Guide to Edible Plants of the Pacific Northwest
10.  Northwest Foraging: The Classic Guide to Edible Plants of the Pacific Northwest by Doug Benoliel
The list author says:
  "I have the older version of this book. However, from reviews I can tell it still has line drawings and is set up the same way. I used this book to help set up a wild edible landscape. He lists a good number of plants, and if you go to Bosky dell natives in West Linn Oregon you can buy almost everything listed in this book."
$12.09   Used & New from: $10.07
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

Plants Of The Pacific Northwest Coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia & Alaska
11.  Plants Of The Pacific Northwest Coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia & Alaska by Jim Pojar
The list author says:
  "A great field guide to many plants in Oregon, Washington and the rest of the pacific northwest. Lots of plants, tells you how they were used be native people a lot of the time. Tells you if their edible some of the time. This book is not meant to be a wild food book."
$16.52   Used & New from: $12.53
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)

Botany in a Day:  The Patterns Method of Plant Identification
12.  Botany in a Day: The Patterns Method of Plant Identification by Thomas J. Elpel
The list author says:
  "Great for learning plants by families. Very useful. As a nurse I learned it was better to learn drugs by class. That way two drugs from the same class have similar actions. Where plants from the same family can have poisonous and edible members knowing how to identify that a plant is in the aster family makes it easier to look it up."
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The Beachcomber's Guide to Seashore Life of California REVISED
13.  The Beachcomber's Guide to Seashore Life of California REVISED by J. Duane Sept
The list author says:
  "This book was recommended to me by John Kallas. Best pictures I've found on seaweeds and other edibles from the west coast."
$17.14   Used & New from: $11.40
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Guide to Wild Foods and Useful Plants
14.  Guide to Wild Foods and Useful Plants by Christopher Nyerges
The list author says:
  "Great book for details on it's edibles. The pictures suck. Small black and white and not useful. Oddly the pictures on wild edibles in his book, "How to Survive Anywhere" are much better. That being said I would own this book as a forager. Great details. Top notch."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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