Wild Edible Plants of Arkansas


  • 64 pages (Saddle Stitch)
  • First edition (January 15, 2023)
  • Printed on 100% recycled paper
  • ISBN-10: 1736924141
  • ISBN-13: 978-1736924143
  • LCCN: 2022951693
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The Ozark and Ouachita Mountains, Arkansas River Valley, and lowland Mississippi-Coastal Plains support a rich array of plant life. For the forager, this interplay of regions equals an abundance of wild edible nuts, berries, greens, and roots. But first, before striking out and putting plant-in-mouth, it’s a wise idea to study up on the topic. This publication serves as an informative first step in any Arkansasian’s path to regional plant utilization.

In the form of a user-friendly and visually-appealing reference booklet, Wild Edible Plants of Arkansas amasses the most useful and common wild edibles the state has to offer. Defining each profiled plant’s edible use and preparation is the publication’s main aim. Additional categories include the discussion of every plant’s habitat, range, medicinal use (if applicable), cautions, and special considerations. Helpful additions include sustenance ratings (low, medium, or high), collection timing and desired plant-part indicators, county-by-county map-images, over 160 color photos, and a general index.

Plant List: Amaranth, American Hazel, Arrowhead, Autumn Olive, Beautyberry, Beefsteak Plant, Black Cherry, Black Nightshade, Black Walnut, Blackberry, Blackhaw, Blackseed Plantain, Blueberry, Bumelia, Cattail, Chickweed, Chinquapin, Clearweed, Creeping Cucumber, Dayflower, Daylily, Dewberry, Dwarf Palmetto, Elder, Farkleberry, Greenbrier, Ground Cherry, Hedge Mustard, Hickory, Indian Strawberry, Kudzu, Lambsquarters, Lemonade Berry, Lotus, Mulberry, Nettle, Oak, Partridgeberry, Passionflower, Pawpaw, Pennywort, Persimmon, Pokeweed, Prickly Pear, Redbud, Serviceberry, Sorrel, Spatterdock, Spiderwort, Spring Beauty, Sugarberry, Thistle, Wild Grape, Wild Onion, Wild Plum, Wintercress, Yellow Nutsedge, and Yellowdock.

Additional information

Weight 4.5 oz
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.5 × .3 in