Softcover by Doug Elliot. 128pp.
A labor of love, Wild Roots is filled with practical information, extraordinary drawings and lively commentary, and offers a wealth of information about the roots, rhizomes, and tubers of North America.
Wild Roots -- A Forager's Guide to the Wild Edible and Medicinal Roots, Tubers, Corms, & Rhizomes...has been around for more than 25 years and is considered an "underground" classic. In 1995 it was given a new cover and re-released by Healing Arts Press.
Wild Roots offers all nature lovers a rare discovery, the chance to look at and learn about the mysterious "other half" of the plant world which lies just beneath our feet. More than75 plants are covered. You'll learn about roots, rhizomes, corms and tubers — those that are deliciously edible, and others that you can use to make medicines, shampoo, soap, toothpowder and vegetable dyes — and about a few that are deadly.
You'll read what famous historical figures such as Capt. John Smith, Peter Kalm, and even Plato had to say about various roots. And you will probably chuckle at certain root foraging anecdotes of the author.
For many years Elliott was a full-time root and herb gatherer, and in this book he opens the earth with considerable experience and exacting botanical knowledge. His extraordinary drawings alone provide an incomparable underground adventure.