An accurate botanical handbook of some common plants whose only shortcoming is its severely limited scope. Excellent color photos and elaborate diagrams illustrate a clear, concise text describing the anatomy and growth of a very few representative species ranging through the bean, dandelion, carrot and pine. Some more general topics are considered in detail, e.g. pollination, dispersal of seeds and vegetative propagation. For the older Juvenile and especially the young adult audience, a surprisingly complete reference manual for a very few plants.