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A Field Guide to the Native Edible Plants of New Zealand

$32.00 NZD

A Field Guide to the Native Edible Plants of New Zealand by Andrew Crowe is the go-to, illustrated field guide of edible native Aotearoa plants, including a section on poisonous plants.

In this useful and attractive book, over 190 trees, shrubs, herbs, ferns, mushrooms, lichens and seaweeds are described in detail with information on which part is edible and when, how plants have been utilised (particularly by Māori), their nutritional value, and where they can be found. In a separate section, Andrew Crowe also describes important poisonous plants that are native to New Zealand or are likely to be confused with 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.

  • An illustrated field guide of edible native New Zealand plants
  • Paperback book
  • 192 pages

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.


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