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Wicked Plants - The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities

Amy Stewart

Beware! The sordid lives of plants behaving badly. 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. Amy Stewart, bestselling author of Flower Confidential, takes on over two hundred of Mother Nature's most appalling creations in an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend. Stewart renders a vivid portrait of evildoers that may be lurking in your own backyard. 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.

Beware! The sordid lives of plants behaving badly. 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. Amy Stewart, bestselling author of Flower Confidential, takes on over two hundred of Mother Nature's most appalling creations in an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend. Stewart renders a vivid portrait of evildoers that may be lurking in your own backyard. 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.
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Genres:

Nature

Description:

Beware! The sordid lives of plants behaving badly. 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. Amy Stewart, bestselling author of Flower Confidential, takes on over two hundred of Mother Nature's most appalling creations in an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend. Stewart renders a vivid portrait of evildoers that may be lurking in your own backyard. 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Coleen Marlo

Length:

4h 30m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

07:47


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:47


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:13


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:10


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:06


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:20


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:10


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:59


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:42


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:28


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:16


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:07


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:03


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:11


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:38


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:13


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:32


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:56


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:07


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:34


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:45


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:59


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:07


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:13


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:16


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:23


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:27


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:41


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:01


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:11


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:04


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:18


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:53


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:49


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:27


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:43


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:23


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:11


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:13


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:33


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:34


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:25


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:56


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:47


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

02:22


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:19


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:32


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:25


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:15


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

01:20


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

00:22