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Wild Edible Plants of Arkansas

Wild Edible Plants of Arkansas

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Learn to Collect, Prepare, and Utilize 58 Wild Edible Plants of Arkansas’ Valleys, Mountains, and Plains.

The Ozark and Ouachita Mountains, Arkansas River Valley, and lowland Mississippi-Coastal Plains support a rich array of plant life. For the forager, this interplay of regions equals an abundance of wild edible nuts, berries, greens, and roots. But first, before striking out and putting plant-in-mouth, it’s a wise idea to study up on the topic. This publication serves as an informative first step in any Arkansasian’s path to regional plant utilization.

In the form of a user-friendly and visually-appealing reference booklet, Wild Edible Plants of Arkansas amasses the most useful and common wild edibles the state has to offer. Defining each profiled plant’s edible use and preparation is the publication’s main aim. Additional categories include the discussion of every plant’s habitat, range, medicinal use (if applicable), cautions, and special considerations. Helpful additions include sustenance ratings (low, medium, or high), collection timing and desired plant-part indicators, county-by-county map-images, over 160 color photos, and a general index.

Plant List: Amaranth, American Hazel, Arrowhead, Autumn Olive, Beautyberry, Beefsteak Plant, Black Cherry, Black Nightshade, Black Walnut, Blackberry, Blackhaw, Blackseed Plantain, Blueberry, Bumelia, Cattail, Chickweed, Chinquapin, Clearweed, Creeping Cucumber, Dayflower, Daylily, Dewberry, Dwarf Palmetto, Elder, Farkleberry, Greenbrier, Ground Cherry, Hedge Mustard, Hickory, Indian Strawberry, Kudzu, Lambsquarters, Lemonade Berry, Lotus, Mulberry, Nettle, Oak, Partridgeberry, Passionflower, Pawpaw, Pennywort, Persimmon, Pokeweed, Prickly Pear, Redbud, Serviceberry, Sorrel, Spatterdock, Spiderwort, Spring Beauty, Sugarberry, Thistle, Wild Grape, Wild Onion, Wild Plum, Wintercress, Yellow Nutsedge, and Yellowdock.

From the Publisher


Forage, Prepare, Thrive

Forage for Arkansas-only wild edible plants.Prepare your edible bounty and increase its palatability.Thrive in the understanding that wild food is accessible and abundant.





Coverage for all Arkansas’ vegetation zones

Whether they’re found in the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains, Arkansas River Valley, or the lowland Mississippi-Coastal Plains, WEPAK discusses an array of plants. Some are found state-wide and then others belong to just a particular region.

Garnish or sustenance provider?

Some wild edibles are calorically-dense and then others have the calorie-count of grass-clippings. To minimize guesswork, a sustenance rating (high, medium, or low) accompanies each profile. Meaning, if a true emergency-forage situation does occur, the reader stays well-informed.

Color photos and state-specific location image

Delight in a publication that contains over 160 color photos, capturing both overall and specific views. Each profile is also accompanied by an Arkansas-only state locality image.

Light-weight booklet for the hiker/camper/prepper

A field-portable manual for the outdoor enthusiast, consider Wild Edible Plants of Arkansas an advanced Cliffs Notes of sorts: small but mighty. Is this a booklet for the get-hands-dirty fan of utilizable Arkansas plant life? Yes!

Handy, Field-Portable, Cost-Effective

Color Photos/Location Map-Image

Sustenance Index/Rating

Seasonal/Edible Plant-Part Indicator

General Index

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Publisher ‏ : ‎ Lincoln Town Press; First edition (January 15, 2023)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 64 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1736924141
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1736924143
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.28 x 0.24 x 8.27 inches