15 June 2009

Wicked Plants

A new book is out by Amy Stewart called “Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities.” Much has the title suggests, it focuses on plants that are sometimes viewed less positively just because they could kill you or maybe they eat things. The NY Times recently visited her poison garden and saw a few samples of deadly plants.

To celebrate the book, Brooklyn Botanic Garden has an exhibition including a Wicked Plants walk and a recent visit from the author. It sounds like a good trip sometime this summer, if you are in the tri-state area.

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