Sonoran Desert Food Plants by Charles W. Kane
When you head out to gather desert plants, you will want to take along a copy of the Sonoran Desert Food Plants by Charles W. Kane. This field guide for common and not-so-common edible wild foods found in Arizona displays full-color photos of each plant, along with notes on its edible and medicinal uses. Kane's cautions regarding look-alike plants and toxicity issues are especially useful, as well as his special notes for harvesting. While we might all be able to identify agave or mesquite, who knew that eating too many raw cholla buds could lead to "cactus fever?"
Sonoran Desert Food Plants: Edible Uses for the Desert's Wild Bounty
by Charles W. Kane (Lincoln Town Press, 2011)
Appeals to: Desert hikers, campers, hunters & survivalists.