Wicked plants : the weed that killed Lincoln's mother & other botanical atrocities
|Format:||Print Book 2009|
|Availability:||Available at 12 Libraries 13 of 13 copies|
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).
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|Publisher|| Chapel Hill, N.C. :Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill,2009
xvii, 235 pages, 1 unnumbered page : illustrations ; 19 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-).