When Plants Attack

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Imagine a carnivorous plant, patiently waiting to snap up any insect that lands on its leaves. Imagine a parasitic plant, creeping along the side of a tree sapping its nutrients. Imagine an invasive plant, releasing toxins from its roots to poison nearby plants and eliminate competition. Do these scenarios sound like science fiction to you? Think again! Join us anytime for hands-on activities exploring plant adaptations that allow them to attack and for a 2 pm presentation about carnivorous plants, parasites, allelopathy, and more at the Wet Center.