Wicked Plants

If you have small children, teach them not to put plants in their mouths. If you
have pets, remove the temptation of poisonous plants from their environment.
The nursery industry is woefully lax about identifying poisonous plants; let your
garden ...

Author: Amy Stewart

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 9781565129399

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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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). Menacing botanical illustrations and splendidly ghastly drawings create a fascinating portrait of the evildoers that may be lurking in your own backyard. 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.

The Wicked Plants Coloring Book

Drawing on history, medicine, science, and legend, each wonderfully creepy spread offers the curious stories of these botanical evildoers, from the vine that ate the South to the weed that killed Lincoln’s mother to the world’s ...

Author: Amy Stewart

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1616206837

Category: Games & Activities

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BEWARE! Even horticulture has a dark side. Amy Stewart and Briony Morrow-Cribbs offer up 40 menacing plants in gorgeous, vintage-style botanical illustrations to color. Drawing on history, medicine, science, and legend, each wonderfully creepy spread offers the curious stories of these botanical evildoers, from the vine that ate the South to the weed that killed Lincoln’s mother to the world’s deadliest seed. For gardening die-hards, each plant’s family, habitat, and common names are also listed. Based on the New York Times bestseller Wicked Plants. www.wickedplants.com

When Plants Attack

Invasive and Problem Plants of the United States http://thewildclassroom.com/
biodiversity/problemplants/ Learn more about ... Wicked Plants http://www.
untamedscience.com/blog/wicked-plants/ Meet ten murderous members of the
plant ...

Author: Rebecca E. Hirsch

Publisher: Millbrook Press ™

ISBN: 1541552334

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Science writer and plant expert Rebecca E. Hirsch presents fun and gross facts about a variety of plants along with explaining the science behind why they do what they do. Featured plants include the Venus Flytrap, an African tree that houses stinking ants to protect itself from hungry animals, a "vampire vine" that sucks nutrients from other plants, and fiendishly invasive kudzu.

The Strand

... These lovely and wicked plants live , without they attracted dozens of
bluebottle flies and exception , in wet and boggy soil , where they other carrion
insects . cannot get enough animal matter for manure Protective resemblance
also occurs ...

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The Strand Magazine

... These lovely and wicked plants live , without they attracted dozens of
bluebottle flies and exception , in wet and boggy soil , where they other carrion
insects . cannot get enough animal matter for manure Protective resemblance
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The Strand Magazine

... These lovely and wicked plants live , without they attracted dozens of
bluebottle flies and exception , in wet and boggy soil , where they other carrion
insects . cannot get enough animal matter for manure Protective resemblance
also occurs ...

Author: Herbert Greenhough Smith

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Category: England

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The Strand Magazine

... These lovely and wicked plants live , without they attracted dozens of
bluebottle flies and exception , in wet and boggy soil , where they other carrion
insects . cannot get enough animal matter for manure Protective resemblance
also occurs ...

Author: Sir George Newnes

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The Garden

This is the common Henbane ( Hyoscyamus better than the plants in the bed
itself , and I was there only– Trichonema ... Bulbs are not common with us as look
about it ; if a plant can be said to be wicked plant this Gentian is when it is in full ...

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The Garden London

... many of our bulbous plants do , in exudes from them . It has altogether a
wicked The worst season of the whole year to transearly spring . Bulbs are not
common with us as look about it ; if a plant can be said to be wicked- plant this
Gentian is ...

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The Badminton Magazine of Sports and Pastimes

But of all the wicked ' plants ' that were ever put up for the guileless batsman the
following is the wickedest . The story is pretty well known , as also the names of
the protagonists , but in case there is a reader of the BADMINTON to whom it is ...

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The Badminton Magazine of Sports Pastimes

But of all the wicked ' plants ' that were ever put up for the guileless batsman the
following is the wickedest. The story is pretty well known, as also the names of
the protagonists, but in case there is a reader of the Badminton to whom it is not ...

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Unnatural Creatures

CREATURE ILLUSTRATOR MORROW-CRIBBS, Briony (1982– ) is a fine artist
who has also illustrated two New York Times bestsellers: Wicked Plants: The
Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other BotanicalAtroci- ties and Wicked
Bugs: ...

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140884544X

Category: Animals, Mythical

Page: 480

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The griffin, the sunbird, manticores, unicorns ­- all manner of glorious creatures never captured in zoos, museums or photographs are packed vividly into this collection of stories. Neil Gaiman has included some of his own childhood favourites alongside stories classic and modern to spark the imagination of readers young and old. All contributors have given their work free to benefit Dave Eggers' literacy charity, 826DC. Also includes a new Neil Gaiman Story.

A season among the wild flowers

A botanist has described this plant as herba impia , the wicked plant , because
the children rise above their parents ! F . minima is another of these cottony
plants ; it is the Least Cudweed , frequent in gardens and dry places , 2 to 6
inches high ...

Author: Henry Wood (vicar of Easebourne.)

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The Works of Thomas Middleton

11 So fares it with the wicked plants of sin , The roots of mischief , tops of villany ;
They worser are with too much punishing , Because by nature prone to injury ;
For ' tis but folly to supplant his thought Whose heart is wholly given to be naught
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Author: Thomas Middleton

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Overland Monthly and Out West Magazine

... exile and of vast distance comes plain , we shall find Fourane , on the bank of
again suddenly to our minds . a river of which we do not yet discern the All
around the silent old pagoda , pale mouth . aloes lift up their thorns like wicked
plants .

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The Overland Monthly

All around the silent old pagoda, pale aloes lift up their thorns like wicked plants.
Here and there, on ancient little benches, are incense boxes; these are Buddhist
altars. Very near the water, in front, is a square wall, hiding the sanctuary like a ...

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Good words ed by N Macleod

... wrestling hard E have now to consider some of the all the while with the
manifold evils these worst of these wicked plants , that are have wrought , and
generally unwitting of the magnified 600 diameters ; forming spores , magnified
miasma ...

Author: Norman Macleod

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Too Much to Dream

Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical
Atrocities. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2009. Shunryu,
Suzuki. Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind. New York: Weatherhill, 1998. Tart, Charles.
Telephone ...

Author: Peter Bebergal

Publisher: Soft Skull Press

ISBN: 1593764685

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Growing up in the suburbs of Boston and raised on secular Judaism, Cocoa Puffs, and Gilligan’s Island, Peter Bebergal was barely in his teens when the ancient desire to finding higher spiritual meaning in the universe struck. Already schooled in mysticism by way of comic books, Dungeons & Dragons, and Carlos Castaneda, he turned to hallucinogens, convinced they would provide a path to illumination. Was this profound desire for God—a god he believed that could only be apprehended by an extreme state of altered consciousness—simply a side effect of the drugs? Or was it a deeper human longing that was manifesting itself, even on a country club golf course at the edge of a strip mall? Too Much to Dream places Bebergal’s story within the cultural history of hallucinogens, American fascination with mysticism, and the complex relationship between drug addiction, popular culture, rock ‘n’ roll, occultism, and psychology. With a captivating foreword by Peter Coyote, and interviews with writers, artists, and psychologists such as Dennis McKenna, James Fadima, Arik Roper, Jim Woodring, and Mark Tulin, Bebergal offers a groundbreaking exploration of drugs, religion, and the craving for spirituality entrenched in America’s youth.

Where There s a Quill

137 Wicked Plants ....................................................................... .. 138 Map Gap ...........
.................................................................... .. 139 Wall Street Rap(e) .

Author: John F. Foster

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469106922

Category: Poetry

Page: 156

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..original, ..wonderfully enlightening, ..clever and humorous, ..astonishing creativity. These words are offered by Amazon reviewers who have delighted in John Fosters work. Featuring poems which have both intrigued and beguiled his Florida audiences, John Fosters Where Theres a Quill represents a collection of wit, wisdom and wordplay. Foster offers imaginative examples of diverse poetic forms, from syllabic and metered poetry to free verse. His style reflects his lifelong love of words, his passion for exploring unusual forms and his penchant for humor. As in his two previous volumes, the author provides a poetry glossary describing forms found in this book. An additional feature on each page is the Poets Comment, a kind of post scriptum for the reader.