Wild Edible Plants of Nevada


  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Lincoln Town Press; First edition (November 25, 2021)
  • ISBN-10: 1736924133
  • ISBN-13: 978-1736924136
  • Printed and Bound in the USA
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Though most of Nevada’s flora is of desert orientation, its division by ribbons of transition-mountain-subalpine-alpine plant life is an important aspect. While the basins support springtime greens, middle elevations host Currant, Pinyon, and Manzanita. Higher, within the Aspen and Fir-Spruce belts, are Wild rose, Raspberry, and Yampah. Consequently, what makes foraging in Nevada unique is that its primary biome is not contiguous, but separated by strand-like swaths of another.

In the form of a user-friendly and visually-appealing reference booklet, Wild Edible Plants of Nevada 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, Beeplant, Biscuitroot, Bitterroot, Cattail, Checkermallow, Chia, Chokecherry, Creeping Hollygrape, Currant, Elder, Evening Primrose, Field Pennycress, Gooseberry, Ground Cherry, Hollygrape, Indian Ricegrass, Lambsquarters, Lemonade Berry, Manzanita, Maple, Mariposa Lily, Mesquite, Miner’s Lettuce, Monkey Flower, Mullein, Nettle, Oak , Orach, Panicgrass, Pellitory, Pinyon, Pine, Plantain, Prickly Pear, Raspberry, Russian Olive, Salsify, Serviceberry, Smartweed, Springparsley, Squaw Apple, Thistle, Tuber Starwort, Tule, Tumble Mustard, Tumbleweed, Watercress, Western Spring Beauty, Wild Gourd, Wild Onion , Wild Rose, Wild Sunflower, Wintercress, Wolfberry, Yampah, Yellowdock, Yucca (Fruit), and Yucca (Stalk).

Additional information

Weight 5 oz
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.5 in