Wicked plants: the weed that killed Lincoln's mother & 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.
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table_of_contents Aconite -- Arrow poisons -- Ayahuasea vine and chacruna -- Betel nut -- Castor bean -- Ordeal poisons -- Coca -- Coyotillo -- This houseplant could be your last -- Deadly nightshade -- Death camas -- Deadly dinner -- Ergot -- Fatal fungus -- Habanero chili -- Henbane -- The devil's bartender -- Iboga -- Jimson weed -- Botanical crime families -- Khat -- Killer algae -- Stop and smell the ragweed -- Kudzu -- Lawn of death -- Mala mujer -- Here comes the sun -- Manchineel tree -- Don't look now -- Mandrake -- Marijuana -- Oleander -- Forbidden garden -- Opium poppy -- Dreadful bouquet -- Peacock flower -- Peyote cactus -- Psychedelic plants -- Poison hemlock -- Purple loosetrife -- Weeds of mass destruction -- Ratbane -- Rosary pea -- The terrible toxicodendrons -- Sago palm -- More than one way to skin a cat -- Stinging tree -- Meet the nettles -- Strychnine tree -- Suicide tree -- Carnivores -- Tobacco -- Toxic blue-green algae -- Duck and cover -- Water hemlock -- Water hyacinth -- Social misfists -- Whistling thorn acacia -- Guess who's coming to dinner -- White snakeroot -- Don't tread on me -- Yew.
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title Wicked plants : the weed that killed Lincoln's mother & other botanical atrocities
title_display Wicked plants : the weed that killed Lincoln's mother & other botanical atrocities
title_full Wicked plants : the weed that killed Lincoln's mother & other botanical atrocities / Amy Stewart ; etchings by Briony Morrow-Cribbs ; illustrations by Jonathon Rosen, Wicked plants : the weed that killed Lincoln's mother & other botanical atrocities [electronic resource] Stewart, Amy., Wicked plants : the weed that killed Lincoln's mother and other botanical atrocities [electronic resource] / Amy Stewart
title_short Wicked plants :
title_sort wicked plants the weed that killed lincoln's mother & other botanical atrocities
title_sub the weed that killed Lincoln's mother & other botanical atrocities
topic Dangerous plants, Electronic books, NATURE / Plants / General, Poisonous plants
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