The Agave is armed with spines along its leaf margin. This adaptation is to protect the plant for hungry herbivores.
These cacti are armed with spines too, a true tribute to desert survival.
Roses have prickles, (not thorns) which are extensions of the plants cortex and epidermis (the outerlayer of the stem).
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In order to attract the local butterfly and hummingbirds into your garden it is important to know a few concepts that can help you succeed. First, in order to attract hummingbirds it is important to consider flower shape. Flowers with long tubular vessels are the best in that if you consider the shape of the [...]
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