The author wants the reader to enjoy this book rather than study it and therefore has used the common name for the plants . The lists of plants given for various purposes is not complete, nor anyway near it , nor are they meant to be. The book contains the names of plants which the author recommends because he has grown them or because he has seen them growing or they have been recommended to the author by people whose judgement he trusted. . The majority of the plants included in the book are easily obtainable . Quite a few have been collected from the sides of pools, streams and marshes.
hardback – some fading of cloth cover and spine of book otherwise in good condition for its age.