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Read online Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities 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 i Wicked Plants i 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 by Amy Stewart, Briony Morrow-Cribbs, Jonathon Rosen

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Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
Title:Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
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ISBN:1565126831
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Number of Pages:236
Category:Non fiction, Science, Gardening, Nature, History, Plants
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