Apr 6, 2011

This small book of dark and deadly facts from the world of plants is intertwined with literary works involving poisonous botanicals. Not a work of scholarly research, it is light reading for gardeners and crime readers alike. The book mentions common plants living in our houses together with exotic species. The book includes famous historical characters and their encounters and misfortunes with poisonous plants. The mother of Abraham Lincoln had an unfortunate encounter with a household poisonous plant. While desperately low on food, the members of the Lewis and Clark expedition consumed a