What is a thorn apple?

Answer The thorn apple (Datura stramonium) is an herbaceous annual belonging to the the nightshade family, of which all parts are poisonous. It is also known as stramonium, jimson weed (a name that also e... Read More »

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What does a thorn do for a rose?

protects it from it's natural predators.

What is the purpose of a thorn on a rose bush?

In "Romeo and Juliet," Shakespeare wrote, "That which we call a rose/ By any other name would smell as sweet." The sharp points rose stems have may not inspire much romantic writing, but they do ha... Read More »

What is the name of the thorn tree that grows in the African savanna?

Over 700 species make up the acacia family. The Senegal gum acacia is the thorn tree of the African savanna and provides shelter for wildlife. It is also a source of gum arabic, an ingredient in va... Read More »

How to Remove a Thorn?

A thorn can be painful and may cause infection if it is left untreated. Below are a few simple methods to get that stubborn thorn out