The North American Guide to Common Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms

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Timber Press, 2009 - Nature - 375 pages
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The number of poisonous plants found in homes and gardens is shocking. House plants like dumbcane and castorbean, and outdoor plants like hollies, irises, and oleanders are toxic and found in many gardens.

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.

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About the author (2009)

Nancy J. Turner is an ethnobotanist and distinguished professor in the School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria. She is also a research associate with the Royal British Columbia Museum.

Patrick von Aderkas is a professor in the biology department of the University of Victoria. He has degrees in botany from the University of Guelph and Manchester. His career reflects a broad interest in experimental embryogenesis of ferns and gymnosperms, including hormone physiology, molecular biology, and proteomics (the large-scale study of proteins).

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