My Abuela y Tia had that knowledge with plants!!
Love it! Why do I think he maybe did NOT catch the snake…or DID he??
During survival training we were taught to identify a very few plants that were, not so much “edible”, as “filling”. It took all day to find out that we were expending more calories hunting than we would get by eating them. For spices and mendicants, it’s a good talent. For “living off the grid”, plant crops and raise chickens.