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    Default Edible plants of the Southeast guide

    I am looking for an edible plant guide for the Southeast US at a reasonable price. I found one on Amazon for $100+. But that is way more than I want to spend. And I looked through the Peterson series. Unless I am blind, they cover everywhere else but not the Southeast specific. And I know they have a North American version but looking for North Alaskan bear berries in GA is not going to work.

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    The Peterson field guide "Edible Wild Plants Eastern/Central North America", can be had for under $12.
    http://www.amazon.com/Field-Guide-Ed...+North+America

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    I found one that covers Eastern North America, but not specifically Southeast: Edible Wild Plants of Eastern North America

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    I live (and play) in the Valdosta area.

    I have this one.
    The authors are from the university of Georgia. (Karl V. Miller and Ted Bodner) not geared exactly toward the edible side, but explains in detail all wildlife uses. it will tell you if people use plant "X" for wine, food, etc.

    and also own this one and have referred to it many times.
    It has had every plant I've come across so far and been accurate.

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    The only one that I have experience with is the Peterson's Guide. They are definitely top notch.

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    You can check out wildflower books specific to your state...many of them say if the plant is edible, toxic ect.... They may not have ALL the edible plants listed, but it will be alot.... i have a couple for alabama wildflowers that i go to often.

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    I highly recommend http://www.amazon.com/Wildflowers-Co...=timothy+spira

    Was written by my field botany professor at Clemson, and although it's not specific to edible plants, it will tell you which plants are edible. It doesn't get any better than this for a south east specific guide, at least in my opinion
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    Quote Originally Posted by the procyon View Post
    I highly recommend http://www.amazon.com/Wildflowers-Co...=timothy+spira

    Was written by my field botany professor at Clemson, and although it's not specific to edible plants, it will tell you which plants are edible. Really great field guide for the south east, i prefer it over petersons
    Local authors are sometimes the best... one of the field biologists/PhDs at fort polk wrote a book about the wild edible plants of LA, and it is really good, and very applicable to the area.
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