Wicked Plants

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.

Author: Amy Stewart

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ISBN: 9781604691276

Category: Dangerous plants

Page: 235

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A tree that sheds poison daggers; a glistening 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.

Wicked Plants

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.

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

Page: 96

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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

Wicked Plants

Author: Amy Stewart

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ISBN: 9781925321784

Category: Coloring books

Page: 96

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In the Wicked Plants Colouring Book, Amy Stewart and artist Briony Morrow-Cribbs bring colouring enthusiasts the forty most menacing botanical atrocities from their New York Times bestseller Wicked Plants. Morrow-Cribbs's exquisite etchings are now finely rendered colouring-book art and are paired with details from the original book. Drawing on history, medicine, science, and legend, and written with Stewart's trademark wit, each wonderfully creepy spread offers a fascinating portrait of the evildoers of the plant world, from the vine that ate the South (kudzu) to the weed that killed Lincoln's mother (white snakeroot) to the world's deadliest seed (rosary pea).

Cultivating Carnivorous Plants

Introduction Scattered through the pages of history , in fable and folklore , strange
tales of wild and wicked plants abound . As the stories go , these terrifying plants
are capable of snatching animal victims and greedily devouring them . Do such ...

Author: Allan A. Swenson

Publisher: Book World Promotions

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Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

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African Violet Magazine

Or , it could be one you bought at a club sale , either a starter plant or a flowering
plant . ... All plants need to be watered and fertilized regularly or wicked and
placed on reservoirs filled with water and the appropriate amount of a balanced ...

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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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Gesneriad Saintpaulia News

Place where you can watch . When you see signs of life , repot in fresh soil and
water and return to your plant shelf . ... This would be a set - up where you are
using wicked plants sitting on a grid with trays under the grid . Another idea , not
new ...

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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
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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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Garden Life

THE TOWN AND SUBURBAN GARDENER . iii . are WICKED PLANTS .
Auriculas . Violas since 1887 , and what he does not That witty and erudite
colleague of mine , know about these flowers is not worth knowMr. H. C.
Davidson , has been ...

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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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Category: Periodicals

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The Overland Monthly

... 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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Category: California

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Good words ed by N Macleod

... wrestling hard WE TE 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 a miasma that environed him and that was all infectious
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Author: Norman Macleod

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The Gold Ball

It was Frederik who saw to it that the wicked plants were extirpated . One day the
neighbors showed up at his house and demanded that he , being indirectly
responsible for the plants ' introduction to the island with his wife , should take it
upon ...

Author: Hanne Marie Svendsen

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

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Category: Science fiction, Danish

Page: 245

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A woman searches for her family's roots and genealogy on an island off the coast of Denmark, a land populated by the descendants of a mysterious, heroic, and ideosyncratic figure, and discovers a namesake, Maja Stina, an ancestor who possessed magical pow

Creepy Spooky Science

Are There Wicked Plants ? Is it possible for a plant to defend itself from animals
that might want to eat its leaves ? Could some plants actually set traps to catch
animals and then digest them ? To find the answers to these plant questions and
 ...

Author: Sandra Markle

Publisher: Hyperion Books

ISBN: 9780786810888

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

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Presents an assortment of awesome experiments with information about the scientific principles involved.

Addisonia

( Plate 286 ) COLLETIA CRUCIATA Anchor - plant Native of Brazil and Uruguay
Family RHAMNACEAE BUCKTHORN Family Colletia cruciata ... Another sort , C.
spinosa , is similarly equipped , but the spines are awl - shaped and less wicked .

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Bulletin

Miss Williams knows our plants so well that we can take her article as
authoritative . ... This wicked plant has had its uses , however , for its juice is said
to have been used in early times by the Indians “ in staining the hardest
substance black ...

Author: Garden Club of America

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Lady Cop Makes Trouble

LADY COP MAKES TROUBLE Amy Stewart is the award-winning author of seven
books, including her acclaimed fiction debut Girl Waits with Gun and the
bestsellers The Drunken Botanist and Wicked Plants. She and her husband live
in ...

Author: Amy Stewart

Publisher: Scribe Publications

ISBN: 1925307646

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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The bestselling author of Girl Waits with Gun returns with another adventure featuring the feisty, unforgettable Kopp Sisters. In 1915, lady cops were not expected to chase down fugitives on the streets of New York City. But Constance Kopp never did what anyone expected. Bergen County’s Sheriff Heath has appointed Constance as one of the nation’s first female deputies. He knows she’s a powerful addition to his force, and she knows she can do the job, but when the wiles of a German-speaking con man threaten her position and her hopes for this new life — and risk the honourable sheriff being thrown into his own jail — Constance is forced to prove herself again. Lady Cop Makes Trouble sees Constance on the trail of a fugitive, helping runaway girls taken in by unscrupulous men, and sorting out why an old woman is taking the fall for a murder she couldn’t have committed. Cheering her on are her sisters Norma and Fleurette — that is, when they aren’t, respectively, training pigeons for the war effort or fanning dreams of a life on the stage. Based on the Kopp sisters’ real-life adventures, Girl Waits with Gun introduced the sensational lives of Constance Kopp and her unconventional sisters to an army of enthusiastic readers. This second instalment, also ripped from the headlines, takes us further into the romping, riveting story of a woman who defied expectations, forged her own path, and tackled crime — and nefarious criminals! — along the way. ‘Stewart’s meticulous research provides the reader with a wealth of period detail.’ The Irish Times ‘Smart, atmospheric fun.’ Kirkus Reviews