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

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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.
  • Nature
  • Dangerous plants
  • Poisonous plants
  • 235 pages

Product Overview

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.

  • Nature
  • Dangerous plants
  • Poisonous plants
  • 235 pages

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Binding
Hardcover
Gardening Book Category
General Gardening
ISBN
9781565126831
Publisher
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Returnable
90-Day

Specifications

Details

Binding
Hardcover
Gardening Book Category
General Gardening
ISBN
9781565126831
Publisher
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Returnable
90-Day

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