What does a thorn do for a rose?

Answer protects it from it's natural predators.

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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 »

How to Get a Thorn Out of Your Toe?

Many gardeners make the painful mistake of not wearing proper protective material while they work. If you have ever had a thorn or deep splinter in your foot, you know how painful it can be and how... Read More »

How do you treat a thorn?

Pull of the stem with tweezers if possible. If not, mix up some baking soda and water, put it on where the thorn is, put a bandage over it for 12-24 hours. When you take off the bandage, the thorn ... Read More »

How to Get a Thorn Out of Your Finger?

A thorn in your finger can be painful and cause skin irritation. While most thorns that are stuck underneath your skin will eventually push themselves out within two to three days, removing it imme... Read More »