Amy Stewart’s new book, 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 Wicked Plants, Stewart takes on over two hundred of Mother Natureâ€™s most appalling creations. Itâ€™s an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend. Youâ€™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).
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