Deadly Weeds

Woolard, Sarah; Holden, Susan
January 2000
Dangerous Plants;2000, p22
Book Chapter
Information on deadly weeds from a chapter of the book "Dangerous Plants" is presented. A special chemical is used by stinging plants to try to stop animals from eating them. Among the examples of deadly weeds in North America are the poison ivy, the stinging nettle, and the stinger tree. The story of the deadly upas tree in Malaysia is also presented.


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