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Edible and Useful Plants of the Southwest : Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, Paperback / softback Book

Edible and Useful Plants of the Southwest : Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona Paperback / softback


All around us there are wild plants useful for food, medicine, and clothing, but most of us don't know how to identify or use them.

Delena Tull amply supplies that knowledge in this book, which she has now expanded to more thoroughly address plants found in New Mexico and Arizona, as well as Texas. Extensively illustrated with black-and-white drawings and color photos, this book includes the following special features:Recipes for foods made from edible wild plantsWild teas and spicesWild plant dyes, with instructions for preparing the plants and dying wool, cotton, and other materialsInstructions for preparing fibers for use in making baskets, textiles, and paperInformation on wild plants used for making rubber, wax, oil, and soapInformation on medicinal uses of plantsDetails on hay fever plants and plants that cause rashesInstructions for distinguishing edible from poisonous berriesDetailed information on poisonous plants, including poison ivy, oak, and sumac, as well as herbal treatments for their rashes


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 500 pages, 62 color photos, 82 line drawings
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Regional studies
  • ISBN: 9780292748279



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