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Look of the Week: Wicked Plants at the Conservatory of Flowers

This week's look is inspired by the Conservatory of Flowers exhibit, Wicked Plants: Botanical Rogues & Assassins, currently on display in the special exhibits gallery. The exhibit is built around the poisonous-as-they-are-pretty plants in Amy Stewart's 2009 New York Times Bestseller, Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln's Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities, which documents historically murderous plants.

Check out the exhibit this summer, and show your enthusiasm with a wicked floral print. From unconventional sunnies to kitschy Marc by Marc Jacobs wedges, we pulled together a collection of florals to accent any outfit.

The Big, Bad World of Wicked Plants Show at Conservatory of Flowers

The flora kingdom is a beautiful thing, but all that glitters is not gold. There are some truly evil flowers and plants out there in the big, bad world that have killed, injured and maimed unsuspecting victims. To warn the rest of us, local, award-winning author Amy Stewart is teaming up with SF's own Conservatory of Flowers to present the world with a charming, tongue-in-cheek exhibit called Wicked Plants.

Horticultural Bad Ass Amy Stewart's Garden Will Knock 'Em Dead. (Literally)

We've had an itch lately to start planting a little garden. Maybe it's all the abundance at the Farmer's Market that's got us wanting to sow the land (cause it sure isn't the weather), but we keep adding more potted herbs and flowers to our minuscule balcony. However, after checking out this article in the New York Times on horticultural bad ass Amy Stewart, we're starting to find our setup rather... well, tame.

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