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The cherry, prunus cerasus — specifically, the variety marasca — is the only plant that appears in the Manhattan cocktail in an easily recognizable form. But as author Amy Stewart explains, the maraschino garnish is far from the only horticultural element of the cocktail. See below for the rest of the ingredients in a Manhattan. Koehler's Medicinal Plants/Image courtesy Missouri Botanical Garden. http://www.botanicus.org hide caption

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'Drunken Botanist' Takes A Garden Tour Of The Liquor Cabinet

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Bat bugs typically feed on bats. But when no bats are available, these parasitic creatures will happily feed on humans, too. Graham Snodgrass/AFPMB/Flickr hide caption

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Where To Find The World's Most 'Wicked Bugs'

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'Wicked Plants' Creep Through Brooklyn Gardens

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Independent Booksellers Pick Summer's Best Reads

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