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The North American guide to common poisonous plants and mushrooms

Author: Nancy J Turner; P von Aderkas
Publisher: Portland : Timber Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The number of poisonous plants found in homes and gardens is shocking. House plants like dumbcane and castorbean, and outdoor plants like hollies, irises, and oleanders are toxic and found in many gardens. The North American Guide to Common Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms is a comprehensive, easy-to-use handbook. The book is split into four main categories: mushrooms, wild plants, ornamental and crop plants, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbook
Nonfiction
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Identification
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy J Turner; P von Aderkas
ISBN: 9780881929294 0881929298
OCLC Number: 244246574
Notes: "How to identify more than 300 toxic plants and mushrooms found in homes, gardens, and open spaces"--Cover.
Revised edition of: Common poisonous plants and mushrooms of North America / Nancy J. Turner and Adam F. Szczawinski. ©1991.
Description: 375 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. Poisonous plants and mushrooms: An overview --
Treatments: What to do, what to expect --
Plant poisons and their effects --
Poisonous mushrooms --
Poisonous plants of wild areas. Algae and cyanobacteria --
Fungi --
Lichens --
Ferns and their relatives --
Conifers --
Trees and tall shrubs --
Medium to low shrubs --
Vines --
Herbaceous plants --
Poisonous garden and crop plants. Trees and tall shrubs --
Medium to low shrubs --
Vines --
Herbaceous plants --
Poisonous houseplants and subtropical garden plants --
Woody plants --
Herbaceous plants --
Appendix 1: Fruits, vegetables, and beverage plants --
Appendix 2: Wild edible plants --
Appendix 3: Skin and eye irritants --
Appendix 4: Honey poisons --
Appendix 5: Milk poisons --
Appendix 6: Medicinal herbs.
Other Titles: Common poisonous plants and mushrooms
Responsibility: Nancy J. Turner and Patrick von Aderkas.
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Plants as common as monkshood, castorbean, and oleander are not just dangerous, they're deadly. This book is split into four main categories: mushrooms, wild plants, ornamental and crop plants, and  Read more...

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