Author Topic: Poisonous plants  (Read 95 times)

Aswin

Poisonous plants
« on: July 25, 2020, 12:41:45 PM »

Australia, 1907: Cattlemen survey 700 cattle that were killed overnight by poisonous plants.

Poisonous plants are plants that produce toxins that deter herbivores from consuming them. Plants cannot move to escape their predators, so they must have other means of protecting themselves from herbivorous animals. Some plants have physical defenses such as thorns, spines and prickles, but by far the most common type of protection is chemical.


 

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