Just Write Books announces the release of the third edition of Wild Plants of Maine by Tom Seymour. Wild plants, mushrooms, and new recipes have been added to the information already present in the pages, making a more complete guide to identifying, harvesting and using or eating wild plants. The book contains 80 wild plants, some found on hiking trails, some found in garden plots and backyards. Many are edible, with recipes that detail cooking methods to make them safe and enhance flavor.
From teas to medicines, any person wandering the Maine wilderness would benefit from having this book with them. Reading it beforehand and knowing how to identify and even taking the book with you, can result in a good and safe harvest for wilds and a delicious Maine dinner afterwards.
The information contained in the book is highlighted by anecdotes by the author, as with the “warning” of the death trumpet mushroom from Seymour’s grandmother, or the note that Joe-Pye Weed is a “precursor to fall.” These quips bring the plants to life on the page as much as they are in the woods.
Tom Seymour has been writing professionally since 1973, for local newspapers. He has since published multiple volumes on Maine: its natural bounties, outdoor pursuits, living in Maine and enjoying all the state has to offer.