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A Field Guide to the Native Edible Plants of New Zealand

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A Field Guide to the Native Edible Plants of New Zealand by Andrew Crowe
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"A necessity for all trampers and hunters in New Zealand."
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

First of all I would like to thank Mightyape for such hasty shipping. I recieved my purchase two days after ordering.

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

Throughout the guide edible species are described for identification aswell as where the plants can be found, what part is to be eatten and various cooking methods.

If you are an avid hunter or tramper why not carry along this guide for a bit of fun, and safety under survival circumstances.

11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.
"A great field guide"
3 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

This is the book to take with you tramping & camping, or even on one of the many great wilderness walks this country has to offer. Highly informative, concise & easily read. Small enough to fit in a jacket pocket, its a take anywhere book.

The only negative I have to say is, there arent enough colour photos. Most of the plants covered only have 6cm x 4cm black & white sketches, so if you dont know what youre looking at it could be dangerous to eat. Overall I give it 3 stars because of the lack of identifying photos.

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
"Very useful."
4 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

A useful guide with how to use the native plants. Could use better illustrations to help to identify species.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


A practical field guide to New Zealand's native edible plants. Over 190 trees, shrubs, herbs, ferns, mushrooms, lichens and seaweeds are described in detail in this useful and attractive book, 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.

Author Biography

Andrew Crowe is a full-time 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 five New Zealand book awards, including the Ashton Wylie Award for a biography for teenagers on the Dalai Lama and - for his contribution to children's literature generally - the Margaret Mahy Medal.
Release date NZ
May 4th, 2004
  • General (US: Trade)
Country of Publication
New Zealand
Penguin Books (NZ)
Current sales rank
Top 500
All-time sales rank
Top 200
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