Velcro

klier at cobra.uni.edu klier at cobra.uni.edu
Mon Oct 18 19:02:40 EST 1993


In article <29v5gm$473 at news.ysu.edu>, ar727 at yfn.ysu.edu (Kathy Bilton) writes:
> 
> I would like to know if anyone out there knows what plant it was that was
> responsible for the idea that led to "Velcro?"  

Xanthium, cocklebur.   The prickles on the fruits recurve like the hook
portion of velcro.

Kay Klier  Biology Dept  UNI



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