Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants by Bradford Angier, David K. Foster

By Bradford Angier, David K. Foster

First-ever revision of a vintage guidebook. crucial info on each one plant's features, distribution, and edibility in addition to up-to-date taxonomy and 18 new species. how to define, arrange, and consume vegetation turning out to be within the wild.

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But some adults are always flying in warm weather. Normally their reproductive success should be zero, but if pipevine burns — or is cut down to the ground — it regenerates quickly, even in late summer or fall. Any inseminated females in the neighborhood quickly find and oviposit on it. Any year’s early-spring flight consists of individuals representing all of the previous year’s generations and partial generations. ” In urban and suburban areas and in the Central Valley generally, the phenology of the butterfly fauna is markedly different.

How is this possible? ” Among the progeny 22 INTRODUCTION of a single female, some develop directly to the adult with no dormancy; others reared under identical conditions enter pupal dormancy. Some of these will eclose later the same season, while others will lay over until the following spring. In most places the Pipevine Swallowtail is basically spring-bivoltine, and nearly all reproduction occurs before July. But some adults are always flying in warm weather. Normally their reproductive success should be zero, but if pipevine burns — or is cut down to the ground — it regenerates quickly, even in late summer or fall.

The micropyles are often surrounded by a rosette of “cells” resembling the petals of a flower. Some butterfly eggs are modified to admit and hold air (through holes called aeropyles), functioning like little diving bells when the host plant is submerged in water or buried in snow. We rarely find empty butterfly eggshells; most larvae eat them immediately after hatching. In species that lay masses of eggs, the first larvae to hatch often nibble at the chorion of nearby eggs, accelerating their hatching in the process.

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