Plant Attack!

  • Illustrated By: Julie McLaughlin
  • Pages:32
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:STEM, plants, self-defence, evolution, survival
  • Available:03/11/2025
  • Lexile:NC980L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:R

Just like people and animals, plants need to defend themselves.

They can't scream or run away from danger, but many have developed surprisingly cool and courageous ways to keep themselves safe from pesky bugs, hungry animals and even large-clawed crabs. Plants can stab, poison, drown and even suffocate their predators. Discover the corpse flower, which smells like a combination of rotting wounds, garlic, cheese and sour sweat. Then there is the touch-me-not balsam that explodes, flinging anything that touches it through the air. Plant Attack! The Fascinating Ways Flora Defend Themselves explores 15 different plants and the unique, and sometimes bizarre, ways they defend themselves from predators, including us.