One of the best and unusual books that I've read regarding the legend, lore and spirituality of plants. The book gives the biological names as well as the latin names, plus the street names of the plants as well as their genetic makeup. But the fun part is the reading of the indigenous uses of the plants and their links to religions, faiths and practices such as catholicism, voodum, santeria and also to tribal yoruba, and ife spiritual practices. You will become aware of cosmic plants such as the indian hemp that has be proven to predict the weather...the red hot poker plant that is able to select the criminal element of the community, the taheeboo which is reportedly a cure for leukemia and the iboga that helps you to reach your other demensional ancestors. If you love plants and respect plants this is one for your library.