Throughout human history, plants have provided us with food, clothing, medicine and shelter. The Rocky Mountains are home to a diversity of plant species that have helped native peoples and settlers survive through the centuries. EDIBLE AND MEDICINAL PLANTS OF THE ROCKIES describes 333 common trees, shrubs, flowers, ferns, mosses and lichens that have been used by people from ancient times to the present. This comprehensive guide contains: * More than 700 color photographs and illustrations * An introduction explaining the use of wild plants, including gathering, preparing and cooking * Food, medicinal and other uses for each species * Clear descriptions of the plants and where to find them * Warnings about plant allergies, poisons and digestive upsets * A special section at the end detailing 46 of the more common poisonous plants in the Rockies region.
About the authors
Linda's interest in rare species began in 1976 with her MSc thesis on rare and endangered Canadian plants. Over the past 25 years, her work has focussed on biophysical inventories in the Yukon, NWT and Alberta. She has authored and contributed to many field guides and papers. Linda now works as a writer and editor when not pursuing her two favorite pastimes: photography and illustration.
TAMARA HARTSON, who also writes under the name TAMARA EDER, grew up with a fascination for nature and the diversity of life. Encouraged by her parents, Tamara was equipped from the age of six with a canoe, a dip net and a note pad. She has a degree in environmental conservation sciences and has photographed and written about the biodiversity in Bermuda, the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon Basin, China, Tibet, Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia. When she is not traveling, Tamara enjoys writing and studying biodiversity. To date, she has authored or co-authored more than two dozen nature books.