Edible and Medicinal Flora of the West Coast
The Pacific Northwest and British Columbia
- PUBLISHED: May 2020
- SUBJECT LISTING: Pacific Northwest / Natural History, Natural History
- BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 256 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5 in, 200 color illus.
- ISBN: 9780295748047
- Publisher: University of Washington Press
The lush Pacific Northwest coast is home to a multitude of edible and medicinal flora, from marine plants to be harvested in tide pools to edible mushrooms ready to be gleaned from the forest floor. This compact, full-color forager’s guide offers clear photography, descriptions, safety tips, and traditional culinary and medicinal uses for wild-growing native and introduced species in the region, including:
• Big leaf maple—the source of a delicious West Coast maple syrup
• Yellow morel mushrooms—a favorite of foragers, but not to be confused with the poisonous false morel
• Sea asparagus—perfect in salad or with seafood
• Evening primrose—an introduced species used to treat a variety of ailments
Practical and user-friendly, Edible and Medicinal Flora of the West Coast is an indispensable guide for beginning and experienced foragers alike.
Authors & Contributors
Collin Varner is an arboriculturist and horticulturalist at the University of British Columbia and author of The Flora and Fauna of the Pacific Northwest Coast.