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

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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 Natureís most appalling creations. Itís an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend. Youíll 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.

Author:
Stewart, Amy
Genre:
NATURE / Plants / General
Audience:
General/trade
Edition:
1
Format:
Hardcover
Pages:
236
Language:
English
Publisher:
Algonquin Books
Publish Date:
05/21/2009
Copyright Year:
2009
ISBN:
9781565126831
Height:
7.2 in
Wdth:
5.75 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
0.74 lb
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