Home state to the Southern Rocky Mountains, Colorado's wild edible abundance draws mostly from the forested zones. Lesser known is the state's affiliation with desert orientations to the west and Great Plains to the east. Wild Edible Plants of Colorado compiles the most relevant edible plants from these various regions and offers them to the reader as a user-friendly visually-appealing booklet.
A discussion of each plant's edible use and preparation is the publication's primary aim, though space is also given to range and habitat, medicinal uses, cautions, and noteworthy special considerations. Helpful additions include sustenance ratings (low, medium, or high), collection timing and desired plant-part indicators, county-by-county map-image, over 160 color photos, and a general index.
Endeavoring to clarify the subject of botanical utility, Charles W. Kane embraces sensibility and practicality when writing of edible and medicinal plants. He maintains this messaging for the reader, who deserves a coherent view of the material.