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Wicked plants : the weed that killed Lincoln's mother & other botanical atrocities

Author: Amy Stewart; Briony Morrow-Cribbs; Jonathon Rosen
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2009.
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Stewart takes on more than 200 of Mother Nature's most appalling creations and offers this A-to-Z compendium of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Stewart, Amy.
Wicked plants.
Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2009
(DLC) 2009006192
(OCoLC)244420791
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Stewart; Briony Morrow-Cribbs; Jonathon Rosen
ISBN: 9781565129399 1565129393
OCLC Number: 1014266733
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 235, [1] pages) : illustrations
Contents: Aconite --
Arrow poisons --
Ayahuasca vine and chacruna --
Betel nut --
Castor bean --
Ordeal poisons --
Coca --
Coyotillo --
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 --
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 loosestrife --
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 misfits --
Whistling thorn acacia --
White snakeroot --
Yew --
Poison gardens.
Responsibility: Amy Stewart ; etchings by Briony Morrow-Cribbs ; illustrations by Jonathon Rosen.

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Stewart takes on more than 200 of Mother Nature's most appalling creations and offers this A-to-Z compendium of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend.

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