Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities

Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities

Amy Stewart


A tree that sheds poison daggers; a glistening purple seed that prevents the guts; a shrub that motives paralysis; a vine that strangles; and a leaf that prompted a battle. In Wicked Plants, Stewart takes on over 2 hundred of mom Nature’s so much appalling creations. It’s an A to Z of crops that kill, maim, intoxicate, and in a different way offend. You’ll research which vegetation to prevent (like exploding shrubs), which vegetation make themselves highly unwelcome (like the vine that ate the South), and which of them were killing for hundreds of years (like the weed that killed Abraham Lincoln's mother).

Menacing botanical illustrations and wonderfully ghastly drawings create a desirable portrait of the evildoers that could be lurking on your personal yard. Drawing on background, medication, technological know-how, and legend, this compendium of bloodcurdling botany will entertain, alarm, and enlighten even the main intrepid gardeners and nature lovers.

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