While I don’t think you have to buy every witchy book there is, I do believe that if you are interested in foraging from the wild to gather plants to use in your kitchen craft, or your green craft, you really should get your hands on a good field guide.
So many plants look like other plants, making it hard to identify them at times. This is where a field guide can be of value, and an important part of plant study.
The one I have by Lone Pine Publishing is such a valuable tool for me, and I like the detailed information it includes. From a history of the plants uses, their descriptions, and even warnings about certain plants as well.
It’s not often I leave without first making sure it’s in my foraging bag.
I also have a guide on trees, and one on plants in general from Lone Pine, but this one is my favourite. 🌱🌿☘🌾