"Deliciously eerie…entertaining, informative — and a little unsettling."
— LA Times
"Nibble at your peril…after reading Wicked Plants, you'll probably – if briefly – look at
every inhabitant of your garden with caution…We have new respect for the awesome, often-hidden
and sometimes-deadly powers of the botanical world."
"Be careful: Stewart's book can be as addictive as the betel nut–but it won't turn your teeth black."
"It's not really about the plants. It's about us. And that's why Stewart's references to
"vegetable wickedness," the "devious" coyotillo berry, and "bad boy" hemlock are so amusing and
effective… Is Amy Stewart a garden writer or a talented literary journalist who's chosen to
write about the botanical world? The answer to that really doesn't matter, as long as she
continues to produce books as interesting and entertaining as this one."