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Field Guide to Useful Native Plants from Temperate Australia

Field Guide to Useful Native Plants from Temperate Australia. Photo Supplied View larger


Judith Caton and Richard Hardwick

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This guide is the result of a 15-year fieldwork partnership photographing, describing and using plants from the temperate eco-region of southeastern Australia and a valuable contribution to the knowledge of the native plants of this area. The perfect gift for bushwalkers, educators, archaeologists and chefs.

It contains:

  • Detailed descriptions of over 150 useful plants from the temperate eco-region.
  • More than 600 colour photos and drawings for ease of identification, as well as maps of local and Australia-wide distributions.
  • Information on a wide range of uses for native plants as food, fibre and medicines, including notes on preparation.

About the Authors:
Dr Judith Caton’s interest in useful native plants resulted from her study of plants in forager diets compared with those eaten by modern humans. She has many year’s experience as a teacher of biological sciences.

Richard Hardwick is the author of the highly successful 'Nature’s Larder', a guide to the plant foods of the NSW South Coast. He is an expert in the use native plants for food fibre and medicines.


ISBN 9781922134608
Publisher Harbour Publishing
Format Paperback
Number of pages 416
Dimensions H 21cm x W 15cm x D 3cm

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