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David Attenborough continues his incredible journey into the world of plants. For every seedling that sprouts, growing is a race for the light. Remarkable time-lapse photography reveals how new leaves fight for a place in the sun and infant vines scramble to be the first into the forest canopy. For leaves are the ingenious factories where plants make all their food, but they are also under constant attack from animals large and small. So with spines, stings, poisons and dramatic disappearing tricks, plants work to defend themselves. Some change their leaves into gruesome traps, and so turn the tables on animals and eat them instead!

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49 minutes

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Sat 25 Oct 2014 13:10
BBC Two Wales

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