Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Abraham Lincoln's Mother & other Botanical Atrocities (Hardcover)

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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...

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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.

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    ISBN 9781565126831
    Genre NATURE / Plants / General
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 236
    Publisher Date 2009-05-21 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Algonquin Books
    Copyright Year 2009
    Height 7.2 in
    Wdth 5.75 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.74 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Weed That Killed Abraham Lincoln's Mother & other Botanical Atrocities
    Edition Number 1
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Stewart, Amy

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