A Field Guide to the Native Edible Plants of New Zealand
A practical field guide to New Zealand's native edible plants which covers over 190 trees, shrubs, herbs, ferns, mushrooms, lichens and seaweeds. As well as information on which part is edible and when this also provides material on how the plants are utilised, particularly by th... read full description below.
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||4 May 2004 by Penguin
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||Wild plants, Edible - New Zealand
||Natural History: Plants
Description of this Book
A practical field guide to New Zealand's native edible plants. Over 190 trees, shrubs, herbs, ferns, mushrooms, lichens and seaweeds are described in detail in this useful and attractive book, with information on which part is edible and when, how plants have been utilised, particularly by Maori, their nutritional value, and where they can be found. In a separate section, Andrew Crowe also describes important poisonous plants that are native to New Zealand or are likely to be confused with the edible plants. Illustrated with line drawings and colour photographs, this informative book will be of interest to trampers, botanists and all who appreciate New Zealand's native flora.
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Andrew Crowe is a best-selling author with a special interest in helping make nature accessible to beginners of all ages. He has written over 40 nature books covering seashells, insects, spiders, birds and other animals and plants. Andrew has won numerous New Zealand book awards, including the Margaret Mahy Medal in 2009 for his overall contribution to children's literature and the Ashton Wylie Award in 2005 for a biography for teenagers on the Dalai Lama. His latest book, Pathway of the Birds- The Voyaging Achievements of Maori and their Polynesian Ancestors (Bateman), received a Storylines Notable Book Award in 2019.