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      Wicked Plants: Botanical Rogues & Assassins in San Francisco

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      September 23, 2012

      Sunday  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (daily until April 7, 2014)

      100 John F Kennedy Drive
      San Francisco, California 94118

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      Wicked Plants: Botanical Rogues & Assassins

      Paralysis, strangulation, derangement – these are just a few of the misdeeds of the plant kingdom as chronicled by award-winning author Amy Stewart in her 2009 New York Times Bestseller, Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities. And now, something wicked this way comes. It’s mayhem under glass, as the Conservatory of Flowers transforms its Special Exhibits Gallery into an eerie Victorian garden full of Mother Nature’s most appalling creations. Building on the fascinating plant portraits in Stewart’s book, the Conservatory introduces visitors to living examples of dozens of infamous plants that have left their mark on history and claimed many an unfortunate victim, like the castor bean, implicated in the 1978 “umbrella murder” of communist defector BBC journalist Georgi Markov, and the strychnine tree, nineteenth-century serial killer Dr. Thomas Neill Cream’s poison of choice for troublesome spouses and lovers. It’s a who’s who of botanical rogues and assassins. Meet them if you dare!

      Please note: The Conservatory is closed on Mondays except Memorial Day and Labor Day.

      Cost: Payment required - $7 general, $5 youth 12-17, seniors and students with ID; $2 children 5-11; children 4 and under FREE; Discounts for San Francisco residents

      Categories: Museums & Attractions | Science

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