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

Horse Owner s Field Guide to Toxic Plants

Author: Sandra M. Burger
Publisher: Breakthrough Publications
ISBN: 0914327623
Release Date: 1996-01-01
Genre: Nature

Features full-color photographs, detailed drawings, and invaluable, up-to-date information on plants both proven and suspected in horse poisonings.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Common Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms of New York

Author: Alan Bessette
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815608489
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Nature

Mycologists Alan and Arleen Bessette offer a complete guide to mushroom identification in New York State. Written for readers interested in the safe collection and consumption of a variety of mushrooms, the book includes identification keys for each species and detailed descriptions of poisonous species. In addition, the book is filled with vivid color photographs. Celebrating the culinary adventure of mushroom gathering, the authors include attractive recipes accompanied by photographs of the recipes' preparation. While the concise, accurate, and easy-to-follow descriptions provide the novice with a safe and reliable introduction to mushroom gathering, the book also serves as an essential reference guide for experienced mushroom enthusiasts. The compact paperback format with durable covers makes this guide an ideal book for use in the field.

Booze for Free

Author: Andy Hamilton
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780452298804
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Cooking

Provides easy and economical guidelines to home brewing and wine-making using home-grown or foraged ingredients, and includes over one hundred beverage recipes for each season.

Poisonous Plants

Author: Robert Bevan-Jones
Publisher: Windgather Press
ISBN: 9781909686229
Release Date: 2009-08-01
Genre: Nature

The botanical history of Britain and North West Europe has a dark and a light side. Plants have been used as weapons to harm people, taken deliberately as addictive drugs and also employed as tools in witchcraft and used as magical amulets. Yet many of these same plants have been medicinally vital to numerous European communities; as the author notes, frequently the only difference between a benevolent medicine and a poison is dosage. In this book, which is richly illustrated with modern colour photographs and illustrations from herbals, Robert Bevan-Jones brings together a wealth of documentary and archaeo-botanical sources to discuss the cultural, social (and anti-social) role of the fifty most significant species of poisonous plants and fungi found in Britain, either as natives or as introductions. An introductory essay puts into context the development of British society's knowledge of toxic plants: the 'cultural botany' applied in Britain today has evolved over thousands of years, absorbing information from European texts and importing useful plants from Europe, such as the mandrake. The book's central A to Z section - from aconite to yew - then informs the reader about the history and uses of 43 species of poisonous plants, especially those that have a documented history of medicinal usage. Four important fungi species - death cap, liberty cap, fly agaric and ergot - also have separate essays. As well as the plants' histories and appearance, their chemical constituents receive coverage; these give them powerful and diverse properties, which demand our admiration and respect. The book aims to add to the knowledge offered by field identification guides, and help reduce the risk associated with accidental ingestion. Case histories are given in as much detail as possible and the information will hopefully help the reader understand the properties of plants they may encounter, either in an archaeological, botanical or horticultural context. Most of these plants can yet be found growing in woodlands, parks, botanical gardens, roadsides, waterways, churchyards and abbey sites. This is an essential book not only for botanists and historical ecologists, but also for anyone interested in the toxic plant traditions of Britain and Europe.