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 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).
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. Download and start listening now!