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Wicked Plants : The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
Author(s): Stewart, Amy
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Subject: Invasive Plants, Poisonous Plants
Comments: Sometimes fact is stranger than fiction. Wicked Plants describes over 200 truly wicked plants - poisonous, invasive, deadly, etc. From Amazon: "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." From Booklist: "Culling legend and citing science, Stewart’s fact-filled, A–Z compendium of nature’s worst offenders offers practical and tantalizing composite views of toxic, irritating, prickly, and all-around ill-mannered plants. --Carol Haggas"
Last Updated: 2010-10-14