This plant attracted my attention because of the branches with a reddish colour, that are different from the rest of the garden. The colour reminds me of the leaves of the beets that I used to eat at my home with salad.

The stings also remind me of the rose bush that used to grow in the backyard of my grandmother. The stings in plants are usually one adaptation that prevents the plant from losing water or by being eaten by herbivorous animals. In the case of the rose and of this bush, the evolutionary pressure its probably the second one. By Stephanie

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