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The North American Guide to Common Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms

By Nancy J. Turner and Patrick von Aderkas

Foreword by Brian Saunders, MD

Contains both quick and easy identification entries as well as in-depth scientific coverage and clear photographs.

Houston Lifestyles and Homes

If people knew how many poisonous plants are commonly found in homes and gardens, they'd be shocked. Plants as common as monkshood, castorbean, and oleander are not just dangerous, they're deadly. The North American Guide to Common Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms is a comprehensive, easy-to-use handbook. The book is split into four main categories: mushrooms, wild plants, ornamental and crop plants, and houseplants. Each plant entry includes a clear photograph to aid the task of identification, a description of the plant, notes on where they commonly occur, and a description of their toxic properties. Plants are listed by common name to assist the non-specialist.

Media reviews

"The only handbook you'll ever need — definitely a paperback to take along on camping trips."

—Elizabeth Licata, Buffalo Spree Magazine

"Contains both quick and easy identification entries as well as in-depth scientific coverage and clear photographs. ... An invaluable resource for families, health care professionals, and outdoor adventurers."

Houston Lifestyles and Homes

About the authors

Nancy J. Turner

Nancy J. Turner is an ethnobotanist and distinguished professor in the School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria and a research associate with the Royal British Columbia Museum. She has authored, co-authored, or edited many publications in the areas of ethnobotany, traditional ecological knowledge, and sustainable resource use in Canada and British Columbia, including more than 20 books and 40 book chapters.

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Patrick von Aderkas

Botanist Patrick von Aderkas teaches at the University of Victoria, with a focus on the development and social history of plants.

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