The North American Guide to Common Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms

Author: Nancy J. Turner
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9781604691450
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Genre: Nature

If people knew how many poisonous plants are commonly found in homes and gardens, they'd be shocked. Plants as common as monkshood, castorbean, and oleander are not just dangerous, they're deadly. The North American Guide to Common Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms is a comprehensive, easy-to-use handbook. The book is split into four main categories: mushrooms, wild plants, ornamental and crop plants, and houseplants. Each plant entry includes a clear photograph to aid the task of identification, a description of the plant, notes on where they commonly occur, and a description of their toxic properties. Plants are listed by common name to assist the non-specialist.

A Guide to Plants Poisonous to Horses

Author: Keith Allison
Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited
ISBN: 0851319580
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Nature

The current move away from the extensive use of agricultural chemicals and the employment of more traditional methods of farming means that the number of different plant species is on the increase. Along with the nutritional benefits that this brings, there is also a risk that many potentially poisonous species of wild plants may return in greater number, together with those which, although not outright poisons in themselves, may be toxic to some degree. Most horse owners are aware of and can identify plants which are the most common cause of poisoning such as ragwort, yew, laburnum and bracken, but other dangerous species such as cowbane or hemlock are not usually referred to except in specialist literature. This book lists over 50 plants which are commonly regarded as being poisonous in their own right. An illustration and profile of each is given, together with its prevalence, poisonous principle and symptoms.

All about Poisonous Plants

Author: Sonia Davidson
Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited
ISBN: 0851318045
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Pets

All equines are at risk from plant poisoning and many suffer avoidable illness, or even death, every year.This invaluable guide contains superb colour photographs which enable the horse owner to identify the most dangerous plants likely to be encountered throughout the year. Concise plant descriptions are given, together with advice on removal and management. A close study of All About Poisonous Plants will help to ensure safe grazing for horses and peace of mind for their owners. It is an essential reference work for owners, riders, students and examination candidates.• A concise, one-stop guide for owners on keeping their horse safe in the field• With advice on identifying, removing and managing poisonous plants, this is an immensely practical and indispensable book• Illustrated with clear, informative photographs throughout

Edible Wild Plants

Author: Thomas S. Elias
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1402767153
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Gardening

Presents a season-by-season guide to the identification, harvest, and preparation of more than two hundred common edible plants to be found in the wild.

Edible Wild Plants and Herbs

Author: Alan M. Cvancara
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071368272
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Nature

Ragged Mountain Press Pocket Guides are jam-packed with the no-frills, real-life advice and reassurance anyone heading out needs for a successful, safe, and rewarding trip. Designed for quick reference, Ragged Mountain Press Pocket Guides fit easily into a backpack, pocket, or dry bag, and are attractively packaged in water-resistant and tear-resistant covers. Ragged Mountain Press Pocket Guides offer the seasoned advice of some of the country’s most respected experts—an unparalleled reservoir of information in a compact package. Edible Wild Plants and Herbs provides concise, easy-to-understand details on the identification and edibility of 50 of the most common plants in the U.S. and Canada. Readers get a tutorial on preparing plants to eat and finding fresh water for cooking, as well as lists of common poisonous plants to avoid. Featuring sharp, revealing photographs that make identification a snap, this handsome field guide will be a cherished tool in every outdoor explorer’s kit.

Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America

Author: David W. Fischer
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292792487
Release Date: 2010-03-01
Genre: Cooking

Unusual shapes and colors make many mushrooms alluring to the eye, while the exotic flavors and textures of edible mushrooms are a gourmet delicacy for the palate. Yet many people never venture beyond the supermarket offerings, fearing that all other mushrooms are poisonous. With amateur mushroom hunters especially in mind, David Fischer and Alan Bessette have prepared Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America. This field guide presents more than 100 species of the most delicious mushrooms, along with detailed information on how to find, gather, store, and prepare them for the table. More than 70 savory recipes, ranging from soups and salads to casseroles, canapes, quiches, and even a dessert, are included. Throughout, the authors constantly emphasize the need for correct identification of species for safe eating. Each species is described in detailed, nontechnical language, accompanied by a list of key identifying characteristics that reliably rule out all but the target species. Superb color photographs also aid in identification. Poisonous "lookalikes" are described and illustrated, and the authors also assess the risks of allergic or idiosyncratic reactions to edible species and the possibilities of chemical or bacterial contamination.

Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms of the World

Author: Ian R. Hall
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604692472
Release Date: 2010-09-17
Genre: Nature

A well-rounded look at mushrooms, including their cultivation, ethnobotanical uses, and the fascinating roles they play in nature. Included is expert advice on how to identify and distinguish between edible and harmful wild mushrooms.

Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants

Author: Bradford Angier
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811740449
Release Date: 2008-04-10
Genre: Nature

First-ever revision of a classic guidebook. Essential information on each plant's characteristics, distribution, and edibility as well as updated taxonomy and 18 new species. How to find, prepare, and eat plants growing in the wild.

The Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants

Author: Army
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781626369825
Release Date: 2009-06-23
Genre: Nature

Anyone who has spent serious time outdoors knows that in survival situations, wild plants are often the only sustenance available. The proper identification of these plants can mean the difference between survival and death. This book describes habitat and distribution, physical characteristics, and edible parts of wild plants—the key elements of identification. Hugely important to the book are its color photos. There are over one hundred of them, further simplifying the identification of poisonous and edible plants. No serious outdoors person should ever hit the trail without this book and the knowledge contained within it.

Handbook of Poisonous and Injurious Plants

Author: Lewis S. Nelson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387338179
Release Date: 2007-12-18
Genre: Science

The second edition of this book is created to assist the clinician in the initial response to the needs of a child or adult exposed to a poisonous or injurious plant. It lists common plants that might lead to the development of the symptom complex and describes the mechanisms of action of the implicated toxin, additional clinical manifestations, and specific therapeutics for each presentation. It has methodically enhanced the previous edition’s botanical rigor with insights from both pharmacognosy and clinical medicine to make it a truly comprehensive source for anyone who has an interest in plants.

The North American Guide to Common Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms

Author: Nancy J. Turner
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9781604691450
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Genre: Nature

If people knew how many poisonous plants are commonly found in homes and gardens, they'd be shocked. Plants as common as monkshood, castorbean, and oleander are not just dangerous, they're deadly. The North American Guide to Common Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms is a comprehensive, easy-to-use handbook. The book is split into four main categories: mushrooms, wild plants, ornamental and crop plants, and houseplants. Each plant entry includes a clear photograph to aid the task of identification, a description of the plant, notes on where they commonly occur, and a description of their toxic properties. Plants are listed by common name to assist the non-specialist.