Poisonous Plants Triangle
This is a print of the most poisonous plants and mushrooms found in North America. On the left is water hemlock, the most violently toxic plant that grows in North America, and it is deadly to the taste. The center plant is deadly nightshade, also known as belladonna. Native to Europe, it has also been naturalized to parts of North America. Historically it has medicinal uses and was used by witches in their flying ointments.
The plant on the right is white snakeroot - native to Central and Eastern North America. It contains a toxin that, when consumed by cattle, contaminates their milk. Thousands of American settlers were poisoned and killed by this "milk sickness", including notably Abraham Lincoln's own mother.
The mushrooms in the center are Destroying Angels - this name applies to several similar, closely related species of deadly all-white mushrooms in the genus Amanita.. All are deadly!
PAPER SIZE: 10” x 8” | 25cm x 20cm
EDITION SIZE: Usigned and unnumbered open edition
Printed by hand using original artwork and traditional printmaking techniques in Asheville, NC
Owing to the traditional handcrafted printmaking processes used, each print is unique and will exhibit some subtle variations.