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Hardcover, 194 pages.
by Franklin W. Martin, Ruth M. Rubertè, and Laura S. Meitzner
People interested in tropical gardening or botany will find this an indispensable guide to several hundred species of plants with edible leaves. Leaves can provide high-quality food, and in the tropics, many are from perennials requiring little effort for their abundant production. In addition to those species widely known as leafy vegetables, a tremendous variety of trees, ornamentals, weeds, and other plants bear leaves which are eaten or are used for flavoring.