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Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities

Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities

Morrow-Cribbs, Briony
Rosen, Jonathon
Stewart, Amy

Hardcover

Botany & HorticultureGeneral Gardening

Publisher Price: $18.95

ISBN10: 1565126831
ISBN13: 9781565126831
Publisher: Algonquin Books Of Chapel
Published: May 1 2009
Pages: 256
Weight: 0.70
Height: 0.80 Width: 5.70 Depth: 7.25
Language: English
A tree that sheds poison daggers; a glistening red seed that stops the heart; a shrub that causes paralysis; a vine that strangles; and a leaf that triggered a war. In Wicked Plants, Stewart takes on over two hundred of Mother Nature's most appalling creations. It's an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend. You'll learn which plants to avoid (like exploding shrubs), which plants make themselves exceedingly unwelcome (like the vine that ate the South), and which ones have been killing for centuries (like the weed that killed Abraham Lincoln's mother).

Menacing botanical illustrations and splendidly ghastly drawings create a fascinating portrait of the evildoers that may be lurking in your own backyard. Drawing on history, medicine, science, and legend, this compendium of bloodcurdling botany will entertain, alarm, and enlighten even the most intrepid gardeners and nature lovers.

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