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Wild Edibles of Missouri

Jan Phillips' award-winning book was published in 1979 and is now out of print. We've preserved it here as a set of PDFs. Download all 21 to learn how to turn wild Missouri plants into biscuits, fritters, jellies, juices, pancakes, pies, salads, soups, wines and more. Color illustrations help you identify plants that are poisonous or have poisonous parts.

This seven-page PDF includes the out-of-print Wild Edibles of Missouri book cover, introduction, acknowledgments, and preface.

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A usage listing of white-flowering edibles from Arrowroot to Yucca.

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A listing of usage for white-flowering edibles peppergrass - blackberry.

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Usage listing for white-flowering edibles, dewberry - persimmon.

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Usage listing for white-flowering edibles plantain - ox-eye daisy.

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Usage listing for yellow-flowering edibles Bellwort - Winter Cress.

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Usage listing for yellow-flowering edibles Cinquefoil - Jerusalem Artichoke.

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Usage listing for green-flowering edibles Cattail - Willows.

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Usage listing of green-flowering edibles Black Walnut - Dock.

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Usage listing for green-flowering edibles Field Sorrel, Sheep Sorrel - Buck Brush, Indian Currant, Coralberry.

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Usage listing for brown- and red-flowering edibles, Wake Robin - Crab Apples.

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Usage for brown- and red-flowering edibles Wild Rose - Hollyhock

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Usage listing for brown- and red-flowering edibles Maple-Thistle.  

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Usage listing for blue-flowering edibles Spiderwort - Chicory.

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Usage listing for non-flowering edible Reindeer Lichen.

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Color Plates

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Downloadable color illustrations of every plant listed.

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Poison warnings for specific plants/wild edibles.

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Bibliography

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A listing of additional information sources about wild edibles.

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Recipes

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Recipes detailing how to cook and serve Missouri's wild edibles.

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Index to Edible Uses

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Edible use index.

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Index to Plants

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Plant index.

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