Wild Edible Plants of Idaho


  • 64 pages (Saddle Stitch)
  • First edition (February 15, 2023)
  • Printed on 100% recycled paper
  • ISBN-10: 173692415X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1736924150
  • LCCN: 2022952281
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Idaho enjoys the interplay of several main topographic and climatic influences: Rocky Mountains to the east, river basins to the west, Pacific atmospheric currents to the north and west, and continental weather to the south. This mixture of elements creates a dynamic and non-monolithic underpinning. Consequentiality, the state’s plant life is varied.

In the form of a user-friendly and visually-appealing reference booklet, Wild Edible Plants of Idaho 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, Asparagus, Beeplant, Biscuitroot, Bitterroot, Blackberry, Bracken Fern, Camas, Checkermallow, Chickweed, Chokecherry, Currant, Elder, Fairybells, Field  Pennycress, Glacier Lily, Gooseberry, Hawthorn, Hollygrape, Huckleberry, Indian Rice Grass, Lambsquarters, Mallow, Maple, Mariposa Lily, Miner’s Lettuce, Monkey Flower , Mulberry, Mullein, Nettle, Orach, Ox-Eye Daisy, Panicgrass, Pellitory, Plantain, Raspberry, Russian Olive, Salsify, Serviceberry, Sheep’s Sorrel, Sow Thistle, Springparsley, Thimbleberry, Thistle, Tuber Starwort, Tule, Tumble Mustard, Utah Honeysuckle, Watercress, Western Spring Beauty, Wild Onion, Wild Rose, Wild Strawberry, Wild Sunflower, Wintercress, Yellow Fritillary, Yellowdock, and Yampah.

Additional information

Weight 4 oz
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.5 × .3 in