Fiction Authors Get It Wrong

Boyce Tankersley
Fri, 12 Jun 2009 13:10:14 PDT
Not always. 

Some years back I spent some time assisting an author of a mystery novel
in identifying a poisonous conservatory plant that would kill off the
victim within a given period of time. 

We went through a number of plants until we found one that fit her plot.

Don't recall what the final selection was but I do recall being very
impressed with her dedication to accuracy.

Boyce Tankersley
Director of Living Plant Documentation
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
tel: 847-835-6841
fax: 847-835-1635

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