Hundreds of full-colour photos with easy-to-understand text make this a great visual guide to learning about nearly 60 species of common weeds – toxic, edible or otherwise interesting – found in the Upper Midwest, including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The species (from Dandelion to Purslane) are organized by type, so you can identify them by their visual characteristics. Plus, learn about how each weed spreads, how to control it and its possible beneficial uses. The information, presented by expert forager Teresa Marrone, is accessible to beginners but useful for even experienced wild plants enthusiasts.
Teresa Marrone has been gathering and preparing wild edibles for three decades – and writing about them for 25 years. She has written more than a dozen books, including the Wild Berries & Fruits Field Guide series. She lives in Minneapolis, MN.