Dandelion Hunter: Foraging the Urban Wilderness by Rebecca Lerner

By Rebecca Lerner

During this enticing and eye-opening learn, forager-journalist Becky Lerner units out on a quest to discover her internal hunter-gatherer within the urban of Portland, Oregon. After a disheartening week attempting to reside off wild vegetation from the streets and parks close to her domestic, she learns the methods of the 1st those that lived there and, besides a unusual solid of characters, discovers an array of helpful wild vegetation hiding in simple sight. As she harvests them for nutrition, drugs, and just-in-case apocalypse coverage, Lerner delves into anthropology, city ecology and sustainability, and reveals herself having a look at Nature in a truly various way.  Humorous, philosophical, and informative, Dandelion Hunter has anything for everybody, from the curious neophyte to the pro forager

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Selections have deep pink to white flowers. Justicia fulvicoma COMMON SHRIMP-PLANT Synonyms: Beloperone flavicoma,J. comosa. Mexico to Honduras. ; zones 9-10. Blooms winter, spring. Moderate moisture. Average to fertile, welldrained soil. Full to part sun. Flowers: tubular, 2-lipped, red, orange, or yellow; bracts russet to yellow; inflorescence erect. Leaves: ovate, blade narrowly decurrent, 2-3 in. long. This sprawling shrub can become rangy in summer. Prune back after flowering. Distinguished from J.

Also used in folk medicine. Justicia spicigera Mackaya bella Mackaya Mackaya includes a single species of evergreen shrub from eastern South Africa. It grows along wooded riverbanks in an otherwise semiarid region. Dainty mackaya thrives in the woodland understory. It blooms well in light conditions that are lower than those of most flowering shrubs. It is uncommon in cultivation but highly recommended. Mulch well to maintain even moisture and reduce the frequency of irrigation. Mackaya bella MACKAYA, FOREST BELL-BUSH Synonym: Asystasia bella.

Trim after bloom. Barleria oenotheroides Synonym: 8. micans (misapplied). Southern Mexico to Colombia. ; zones 10-11. Blooms intermittently, primarily fall and winter. Moderate moisture. Average, welldrained soil. Full to part sun. Flowers: trumpet-shaped, lemon-yellow, 4 upper lobes spreading fanlike, lip narrow; bracts flaring, sharply angled and prickled; inflorescence to 12 in. tall. Leaves: ovate, 6-12 in. long, hairy (tomentose), blade tapers down the petiole (decurrent). Branches tend to sprawl with upturned ends (decumbent) developing into large clumps.

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