Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants of Britain and Ireland: A Foraging and Photographic Identification Guide

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Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants of Britain and Ireland: A Foraging and Photographic Identification Guide

Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants of Britain and Ireland: A Foraging and Photographic Identification Guide

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Please allow up to 10 working days for 2nd class mail to arrive, instead of the usual 3-5 days that we all used to be accustomed to. I would have loved pictures, I know Robin gives you a link for a free downloadable guide but I want to read a book, not read a book and reference elsewhere for info. However, the fact there were no images or illustrations really ruined it for me - it was hard to immerse myself in the book when I had to google every plant to see what it looked like.

I get the feeling the author threw this together quickly to get it published as soon as possible, it's a major downfall because it really shows. Instead, you can download the accompanying PDF photo identification guide that includes multiple full-colour photographs of each plant to help make identification easy. He has been recommended in BBC Good Food magazine, Sainsbury's magazine as well as in The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph etc. Each plant description tells us which parts of the plant can be used for food as well as how to use those parts.Stepping back into the wild with this book has really felt like coming home and I am so grateful to the author for enabling this adventure.

I have enjoyed Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants of Britain and Ireland, even as a reader who lives in the Southern Appalachians. This guide is here to help keep you safe, however, please ensure that you use multiple sources for identifying plants. And provides plant lovers with a much-needed resource for understanding nature’s most useful wild plants. It just kinda falls flat in the reading experience if you can’t visualise what he is talking about, also not everyone has access and means to be able to download a guide, many households do not have internet access nor computers or laptops to download guides too.He has travelled extensively documenting and recording the traditional and local uses of wild food plants in indigenous cultures, and his work has taken him to Africa, India, SE Asia, Europe and the USA.

Very clear descriptions and uses of plants and in combination with the downloadable photo guide the book makes a real treat to read.

Never rely on one source for plant identification, and never eat anything unless you are 100% sure it is edible. This did, however, help me to identify wild garlic in the early summer, which I foraged till I had no more room in my freezer! Please remember it can take some time for your bank or credit card company to process and post the refund too. While I have a huge interest in such things and appreciate his efforts, he's not took into consideration that we don't know what the plants he's taking about look like and he's not put this book together in a detailed manner; it's just sort of thrown together.



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