A mine of important scientific information, equally and highly useful for mountain lovers, hikers, trekkers, and of course botanical explorers, this book is the result of a long and dedicated research of the flora and fauna of the Himalayas. It provides a systematic (family wise) enumeration and description of over 450 edible wild plants of the Himalayan region. An introduction explains in ordinary terms the various aspects of a plant that aid identification. Species wise description includes local names, scientific name, plant description, distribution, flowering and fruiting season, and edible parts. The text is illustrated through copious diagrams and colour photographs, and appended with comprehensive indexes to local, English and scientific names.