One aspect that I like about this book is that there are full colour pictures of the actual plant under its listing (definitely helps for identification of the real deal). Another thing is that it goes into detail about the medicinal uses of the different parts of the plant and the different ways to prepare it for various uses. It also gives the appropriate warnings if a plant or preparation method may be harmful or dangerous (e.g. warning - should not be used during pregnancy - is found at times). Next it is not full of scientific jargon. It is very user friendly for those of use who are not biology majors. Finally in all my walks in nature (northern Sask.), I haven't found a plant that this book does not identify (yet). There is a pleasant thrill to be able to look at an unfamiliar plant and have the challenge of trying to identify it!