Cactus spines

Cactus spines

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This image is part of the feature When Plants Fight Back

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Caption: Cactus spines. Close-up of the spines of a cactus (family Cactaceae) plant. Most species of cacti have lost true leaves, retaining only spines, which are highly modified leaves designed to reduce water loss and to provide protection against herbivorous animals.

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