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The brightly coloured bloom in the front will soon face the same fate as the insignificant ball in the background ... the cycle of life. It doesn't dread its future or struggle against the natural order of things. It just naturally follows its course because without its life coming to an end, the seeds for new life will never get dispersed.

Life Cycles

One way in which seeds are dispersed is by attaching themselves to the fur of passing animals or the clothes of people. These plants are of particular fun for children and games have been developed around these sticky seeds. One such game involved throwing the seeds onto the backs of your friends. If the seeds stuck, then you were in love, but if they fell off, you had no sweetheart. 

Picture credit: Oosterbroek Photography / oosterbroekphoto.co.za

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