[NAFEX] Clove Currant and Autumn Olive ID Help

athagan at atlantic.net athagan at atlantic.net
Fri May 13 13:04:34 EDT 2005


Would anyone happen to know of a corresponding book that covers the
Eastern half of the continent?  I'd really like to have something
like that.

Thanks!

.....Alan.

Quoting "Lon J. Rombough" <lonrom at hevanet.com>:

> Here's a review of a book that will help:
> 
> Wild Berries of the West by Betty B. Derig and Margaret C. Fuller.
> 235 pages, soft bound, copyright 2001, Mountain Press Publishing 
> Co., P.O. Box 2399,  Missoula, MT
> 59806, Ph: 406 728-1900. ISBN 0-87842-433-4. $16.00.
> 
> The title of this book makes it sound fairly simple and 
> straightforward, but Wild Berries of the West is much more useful 
> than it sounds.  There is an impressive number of species in the 
> book, because it covers a wide range of western environments. Even 
> with having taken university classes in flora of the west, there 
> were many plants in this book I wasnÕt familiar with, or if I knew 
> them, I wasnÕt aware that they had edible fruit.
> The book doesnÕt just list edible fruits, either. It rates the 
> qualities of the fruits, letting you know if the fruit is good to 
> eat fresh, merely edible, but not very  tasty, or if it needs
> cooking or extensive preparation to even make it edible. For the
> best fruits, there is even a section of recipes. At the same time, 
> poisonous berries are well noted, so the user can avoid them.
> Descriptions are not technical or particularly difficult to
> understand, especially if you have any experience with plants at 
> all, and most of the plants are illustrated with very good
> color photos.
> Gardeners and people interested in ornamental plants will find
> value in the book too, because many of the plants have notes about 
> their value in wild gardens, or in the landscape. Readers may be 
> surprised to discover native landscape plants  theyÕve had
> for years are also sources of edible fruit.
> Wild Berries of the West makes it fun to learn about fruits that
> are new or different. A lot of them arenÕt going to win over many 
> palates, but some have enough good qualities to make them well
worth
> exploring further, and this book is a good aid for that.
> 
> Grapes, writing, consulting, my book, The Grape Grower, at 
> http://www.bunchgrapes.com  Winner of the Garden Writers
> Association 
> "Best Talent in Writing" award for 2003.
> On May 11, 2005, at 7:28 AM, Thomas Olenio wrote:


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