|Department of the Army|
|Pages/Publication Date:||160 / 2009|
If you are a hiker lost in the woods—or you just want to know which plants growing in your backyard are edible—proper identification of plants can mean the difference between life and death. Originally created for U.S. Army personnel and illustrated with more than 100 photographs and drawings, this guide describes habitat and distribution, physical characteristics, and edible parts of a variety of North American plants. Offering pertinent advice on every aspect of eating in a survival situation, the book also discusses medicinal plants, and those that are to be avoided at all costs.