Sand Origin


Random Sand Fact

How about using sand as armor?

Some plants do just that. They cover themselves in sand as a protective shield. As the perennial Silene Succulent that grows in Lebanon for example. It’s a psammophorous, sand-carrying plant. 

The plant’s sticky surface and fine hairs attract and retain sand particles, creating a physical shield for protection. This sandy armor protects against herbivores, both via visual camouflage and as a gritty barrier.  When covered in sand, this plant becomes unappetizing to caterpillars, mice, and rabbits that would typically feast upon it.

Sand and teeth is seldom a nice combo!

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