Larry London london at
Tue Oct 19 09:54:40 EST 1993

In article <1993Oct18.190240.18165 at> klier at writes:
>In article <29v5gm$473 at>, ar727 at (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.

Also burdock, the large-leafed wild variety. The fruits are similar in size
to those of cocklebur; the spines are softer.

london at

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