Amy Stewart’s ‘Wicked Plants’ at S.F. Conservatory

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

"Flowers are beautiful, but people in the plant world eventually go to the dark side," Amy Stewart says. "We’re drawn to danger, to killers … or at least I am."

Stewart’s fifth book, "Wicked Plants" (Algonquin; 2009), a darkly whimsical encyclopedia of poisonous plants, chronicles these powers, striking such a chord that it has inspired an eponymous show at the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers, opening this weekend.

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News Source: San Francisco Chronicle