February Berry-Go-Round: Botanical Warfare

Welcome to the February 2014 Berry Go Round Blog Carnival

February 2014

February’s Subject:  Botanical Warfare:  Parasites, Stranglers, Chemists, and Thieves

Plants often appear passive, but even a massive redwood began life down there in the duff scrambling for scarce resources.  Fully grown, the trees must still defend against parasites and diseases.  Many plants are aggressive predators and invaders, and all plants have traits that improve their chances for survival and reproduction.  This month’s blog carnival posts offer examples.  Go here for previous carnivals. Continue reading