Manitoba Museum Botany: Plants that want to kill us

Discussion in 'Plants: Weblogs of Interest' started by UBC BG RSS Feedreader, Apr 9, 2014.

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    UBC BG RSS Feedreader Well-Known Member UBC Botanical Garden

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    OK I’m exaggerating, plants don’t really want to kill us-they just don’t want us (or any other animal) to eat them. So plants have evolved ways to protect themselves-thorns, spines and prickles come to mind. But instead of physical armaments, many plants use chemical warfare to keep us pesky mammals away. The native stinging nettle [...]

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