Let’s Talk About Parks: Thorny Plants

SEP 8, 2015 

The “Let’s Talk About Parks” series is designed to encourage exploration and discovery of Pittsburgh’s urban parks.

A hike through a field, the woods or along the edge of a railroad track will likely put you in contact with a thorny plant. But those thorns serve an important role in the survival of a number of plants found in our parks. The scratch or prick you feel from the thorns of a plant is its way of saying, “Hey — back off!” as it protects its flowers, seeds or fruit. Read Full Article