[Plant-biology] Re: Wicked Plants

David Hare-Scott via plantbio%40net.bio.net (by secret from nospam.com)
Thu Dec 17 16:31:42 EST 2009


DC wrote:
> NPR - 2009's Crop of Great Gardening Books (http://tr.im/2009Gar)
> 
> "Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other
> Botanical Atrocities" by Amy Stewart (Amazon.com: http://tr.im/WickedP
> )
> 
> "Consider yourself warned," writes Amy Stewart. "Within the plant
> kingdom lurk unfathomable evils." Bram Stoker meets Agatha Christie in
> this sophisticated little brew of botanical boogiemen. Fatal fungus,
> suicide trees and deadly nightshades are the characters in Stewart's
> cleverly designed overview of poisonous plants. A dead serious writer
> enchanted by "the plant kingdom's criminal element," Stewart's
> wonderfully illustrated book is less a warning than a history of
> plants that have, for millennia, insinuated their perilous tendrils
> into our unsuspecting lives.
> 
> Book excerpt: http://tr.im/WPlants

Since when are fungi plants?  I hadn't heard.

David


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