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Weeds

In Defense of Nature's Most Unloved Plants

by Richard Mabey

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Weaving together natural history, botanical science and insight from his own travels, a prominent nature writer reveals the many hidden truths behind these scourges of lawns and gardens, and explores how weeds have been portrayed from the Bible all the way to Invasion of the Body Snatchers. 25,000 first printing.

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Nature writer Richard Mabey says dandelions — along with many other weeds — were inadvertently brought to America by European farmers. Michael Urban/Getty Images hide caption

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