A Field Guide to the Native Edible Plants of New Zealand

NZ$34.95 NZ$28.54

A necessity for all trampers and hunters in New Zealand!


Format: Paperback, 192 pages, New edition Edition
Other Information: Colour photographs
Published In: New Zealand, 04 May 2004

A go-to, illustrated field guide to edible native New Zealand 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 Maori), 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 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 bestselling 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 numerous New Zealand book awards, including the Margaret Mahy Medal in 2009 for his overall contribution to children’s literature and the Ashton Wylie Award in 2005 for a biography for teenagers on the Dalai Lama.

Customer Reviews:

“Whether you are looking for an identification guide, survival help or just a bit of knowledge about endemic flora, I highly recommend A Field Guide to the Native Edible Plants of New Zealand.

Throughout the guide, edible species are described for identification as well as where the plants can be found, what part is to be eaten and various cooking methods…” (Matthew)

“A good read. Comprehensive book which covers a number of different food types has sections on mushrooms/fungi and seaweeds as well…” (Anonymous)


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