Edible and Poisonous Plants of Northern California

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Wilderness Press, 1986 - Science - 160 pages
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This book is filled with fascinating facts, recipes and stories about common plants found growing wild in northern California. Every vacant lot, park, open space and empty field contains some of the characters in this book.

Get ready to meet a variety of common weeds with uncommon stories. There will be sinister plants with deadly reputations, and friendly vegetables disguised as weeds. Over fifty detailed drawings will help you to recognize some of the plant personalities. And this is important, because after reading you will want to get off that couch and meet these plants.

These "weeds" grow all around, from Sacramento to San Francisco, Monterey to San Jose. we are surrounded by a silent plant community. Learn what it has to say to you between the covers of this book.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
POISONOUS PLANTS
13
Buckeye Aesculus calijornica
118
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About the author (1986)

Wiltens devotes all his time to a very successful outdoor adventure school, Deer Crossing Wilderness Camp Inc. He has been a university waterpolo coach, a professional diver, and an analytical chemist for firms in high tech Silicon Valley.

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