Saturday, June 25, 2011

Wicked Plants


"Wicked Plants" was a special exhibit at the Conservatory.  It was put together from the book by Amy Stewart entitled "Wicked Plants:  The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother".  Alas, there is no index in the book so I'll have to read it to find which plant was responsible for her death.

Click on the photos for some interesting information.  Sorry for the lack of photos on most of the plants.  The camera and I ran out of "juice".








16 comments:

  1. Now that is one exhibit I would have loved to visit, sounds interesting. I had just watched a program on TV about harvesting Cashews, the workers were decked out in special coveralls and removed the nut from the shell with a pin. I never knew the plant was like that if posion ivy. Great shots and hope you enjoy the book.

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  2. What an interesting post; I would have loved to visit this exhibit. I have been wanting to tell you...great header!
    Rita

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  3. botanical CRIME FAMILY'S??? well I never. i am familiar with foxglove from reading all my mystery books. let us know what killed the presidents wife.
    per your comment today See what mischief i get into while you are away?

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  4. What a cute post...I am familiar with some of the plants being poisonous, but so interestingly put. Did they mention Oleander?

    I would have liked that exhibit as well.

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  5. I love this post, everything so interesting! The Deadly Bouquet article, I did not know about any of those, and we have larkspur. I think I might prefer the hangman's noose to poison! At least it would be quick! The nuts were new to me, too!

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  6. This is very interesting and I would love to see this exhibit. Never realized that with petunias and lily of the valley. My one flower bed is filled with it. Amazing with the cashew sand now I'm glad I really don't care for them! ;)
    Thanks for the great post! I learned something new today!

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  7. If you want to know without doing research let me know! I actually know the answer to this one :-). The exhibit sounds wonderful and is certainly interesting. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  8. Cool place! I bet you had a blast :) Thanks for sharing

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  9. Is and interesting post and is fun!! gloria

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  10. Interesting! What plant did kill Lincoln's mother I wonder.

    re. your comment, amazing how we don't see what we see in the mirror, isn't it?!

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  11. Fascinating! That's a book I'd love to read. :)

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  12. How funny...I've just been reading Dragonwell Dead from Laura Childs' Tea Shop Mystery series and yesterday I was just getting to the part about a poisonous "Nightshade Garden" that probably helped contribute to the murder plot. Hmmmm...

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  13. Looks like wicked fun!

    ~Bonnie

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