Sunday, November 22, 2009

Natures velcro





Burrs are natures Velcro and a way for some plants species to spread or disperse their seeds to new areas. If any of you have read “The Botany of Desire” by Michael Pollen you are already aware how smart plants can be and those that use burrs are no exception. Some have hooks or teeth that seem to just grab onto you cloths like a deer tick as you walk by. Even while taking this photo I walked away with a few attached to my shirt. I think someone should do a study to see how many burr type plants are at the edges of woodland parking lots because I’m sure I’m not the only one who picks them off my cloths before getting back into my car.


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7 comments:

abnsigoslady said...

So...pretty. And, thanks for the little lesson. Laura

Aileni said...

Isn't it just.

Willard said...

A beautiful shot!

Daryl said...

Nice!

Woodswalker said...

Boy, there sure are a lot of those sticker-pricker plants, of many species. I forgot there was a Virginia Stickseed plant growing by my clothesline until I went to take a blanket off the line and it took me over an hour to remove all those prickles. Nice photo!

ramblingwoods said...

This is great..and yes they are..

awarewriter said...

Excellent photo. This one wants to be sepia toned. Suits the subject perfectly.