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Fast Flora Facts: Forensic Botany

Microscopic hairs of a leaf clinging to a murder suspect's jacket is all a forensic botanist needs to crack the case... 

Plant detectives

In this Fast Flora Facts episode of Branch Out you'll discover how two high-profile kidnapping-murder cases in America and Australia were solved using forensic botany and how the field has continued to evolve. You'll also learn the truth behind why the world's most famous fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, knows so much about poisonous plants.

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