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September 01, 2008

The secret lives of seeds

seed of the creeping carrot plant

Here's a quick bit of beauty for your (US) holiday weekend. BBC Science has put together a brief narrated slide show highlighting some of the amazing complexity of plant fruits and seeds. Pictured above, the seed of the creeping carrot, which has wings to ride the breeze as well as barbs to snag a ride on the flanks of passing animals.

The amazing photos come from two books... Fruits and Seeds.


Posted by Chris Spurgeon at 08:15 AM | Comments (0)