New, updated edition of this very popular field guide to New Zealand's native edible plants.
Over 190 trees, shrubs, ferns, mushrooms, lichens and seaweeds are described in detail, with information on which parts are edible, and when, how plants have been used, their nutritional value and where they can be found. As well as a practical guide about what can be eaten, it also aims to be a comprehensive study of early Maori plant foods and their preparation.
There is also a separate section on important poisonous plants that are native to New Zealand, or likely to be confused with the edible plants.
This attractive book is illustrated with over 130 line drawings and over 120 photographs.