Roots attach firmly: English ivy
Roots of English ivy can attach to nearly any surface using a multi-step attachment strategy involving glue and shape-changing root hairs.
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Hedera helix Lowe
Some organism data provided by: World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Attachment mechanisms that minimize or eliminate toxic glues. Fasteners, clips, snaps, slide fastener tapes.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Hardware, manufacturing, construction
Björn Melzer, Thomas Speck
Botanic Garden Uni-Freiburg