Step into a macabre and amazing world of survival...

where plants hold all the power

The North Carolina Arboretum brings you a new traveling exhibit inspired by Amy Stewart’s best selling book Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln's Mother and other Botanical AtrocitiesThis fun and family-friendly exhibit gives visitors a hands-on experience with some of the world’s most diabolical botanicals ~ without the risk of pain, poisoning, dismemberment or death. Thought provoking, entertaining and educational interactive displays set inside a ramshackle home create a fascinating portrait of the evildoers that may be lurking in your own backyard. History, medicine, science, legend and lore are brought together to present a compendium of blood- curdling botany that will entertain, alarm and enlighten.


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Exhibit Support Provided By:  The Creel-Harison Foundation, The North Carolina Arboretum Society, Campbell University of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Untaimed Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Science Learning Resources, Department of Biology University of Haifa, R.E.A.C.H. Regional Emergency Animal Care Hospital of Asheville, NC 

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