Plants are described in detail in this useful and attractive book, with information on which part is edible and when, how plants have been utilised, particularly by Maori, their nutritional value, and where they can be found.
‘A Field Guide to the Native Edible Plants of New Zealand‘ by Andrew Crowe contains practical, handy information for over 190 trees, shrubs, herbs, ferns, mushrooms, lichens and seaweeds.
In a separate section the author also describes important poisonous plants that are native to New Zealand or are likely to be confused with the edible plants. Illustrated with line drawings and colour photographs, this informative book will be of interest to trampers, botanists and all who appreciate New Zealand’s native flora.
About the Author
Andrew Crowe is a full-time author with a special interest in helping make nature accessible to beginners of all ages. He has written over 40 nature books covering seashells, insects, spiders, birds and other animals and plants. Andrew has won five New Zealand book awards, including the Ashton Wylie Award for a biography for teenagers on the Dalai Lama and – for his contribution to children’s literature generally – the Margaret Mahy Medal.