Everything tagged 'spiky'
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01 Oct 2013
This year has been a bumper one for fruits and seeds. I have picked just one plant group - Sorbus - which not only produces spectacular coloured berries but is also a source of food for both our native and winter visiting birds.
03 Jun 2013
The southeast Asian plant Durian has been called the King of Fruits but, like Marmite, it sharply divides opinion between those who love the incredible taste of its custard-like pulp and those who are revolted by its putrid smell.
A shrub with pure white flowers and dark, thorny branches, blackthorn is perhaps best known for its fruits, which are used to produce sloe gin.
08 May 2012
In his third 'Seed of the Month' blog series, Wolfgang Stuppy warns us of the 'dangerous' seeds of Tribulus terrestris.
The tree cholla is a cactus closely related to the prickly pear (Opuntia) and is equally spiny.
Restricted to central Mozambique, Acacia torrei was known from only three herbarium specimens collected in the 1940s, until further collections were made by Kew botanists in 2006.
The monkey puzzle was given its name by an observer who thought that monkeys wouldn’t be able to climb the spiky branches.