Wicked Plants: The A-Z of Plants That Kill, Maim, Intoxicate and Otherwise Offend (Hardback)
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Short Description for Wicked Plants Beware! The sordid lives of plants behaving badly.
- Published: 19 June 2010
- Format: Hardback 236 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781604691276 ISBN 10: 1604691271
- Sales rank: 18,176
Full description for Wicked Plants
A tree that sheds poison daggers; a glinting red seed that stops the heart; a shrub that causes paralysis; a climbing plant that strangles; and a leaf that triggered a war. Bestselling author Amy Stewart takes on two hundred of Mother Nature's most appalling creations in an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate and otherwise offend. Menacing botanical illustrations render a ghastly portrait of evildoers that may be lurking in your back (or front) garden. Drawing on history, medicine, science and legend, this compendium of bloodcurdling botany will entertain, enlighten and alarm even the most intrepid gardeners and nature lovers.