Edible and Useful Plants of Texas and the Southwest: A Practical Guide

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University of Texas Press, 1999 - Nature - 558 pages
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All around us there are wild plants good for food, medicine, clothing, and shelter, but most of us don't know how to identify or use them. Delena Tull amply supplies that knowledge in this book, one of the first focused specifically on plants that grow in Texas and surrounding regions of the South and Southwest.

Extensively illustrated with black-and-white drawings and color photos, this book includes the following special features:

  • Recipes for foods made from edible wild plants.
  • Wild teas and spices.
  • Wild plant dyes, with instructions for preparing the plants and dying wool, cotton, and other materials.
  • Instructions for preparing fibers for use in making baskets, textiles, and paper.
  • Information on wild plants used for making rubber, wax, oil, and soap.
  • Information on medicinal uses of plants.
  • An identification guide to hay fever plants and plants that cause rashes.
  • Instructions for distinguishing edible from poisonous berries.
  • Detailed information on poisonous plants, including poison ivy, oak, and sumac, as well as herbal treatments for their rashes.
  

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I've owned and used this book for 8 years, and LOVE it!
It's well organized, the index is comprehensive and the information is concise and clear. No, it's not an exhaustive compendium of every
edible and useful plant to be found in the region, but it does represent one person's (Delena Tull's) body of knowledge and study in this area, and it's certainly a step in the right direction. Thank you, Delena, for sharing your knowledge with all of us!
I live on a small plot of Texas' native tall-grass prairie and this book has helped open my eyes to the bounty and beauty all around me.
 

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About the author (1999)

Delena Tull is an environmental science educator and naturalist. A twenty-year resident of central Texas, she holds a Ph.D. in science education from the University of Texas at Austin.

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