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Bramble scramble

Duration: 01:26

Brambles are aggressive woodland plants. Timelapse footage shows how during growth, the shoots wave from side to side as they thrust ahead relentlessly. The bramble grows across the forest floor and its backwards pointing spines help it climb over obstacles. A bramble shoot can grow three inches a day. Soon the shoots will put down new rootlets to annex more territory for the bramble.

Available since: Mon 21 Sep 2009

Credits

Key talent
David ATTENBOROUGH
Key talent
Mike SALISBURY
Producer
NEIL NIGHTINGALE
Writer
David ATTENBOROUGH
Narrator
David ATTENBOROUGH
Camera Operator
Neil BROMHALL
Camera Operator
Rod CLARKE
Camera Operator
Trevor DE KOCK
Camera Operator
Richard GANNICLIFFT
Camera Operator
John HADFIELD
Camera Operator
Richard KIRBY
Camera Operator
Hugh MILES
Camera Operator
Ian McCARTHY
Camera Operator
Michael PITTS
Camera Operator
Tim SHEPHERD
Camera Operator
Gavin THURSTON
Camera Operator
John WATERS

This clip is from

The Private Life of Plants Travelling

1/6 David Attenborough looks at how plants move from place to place.

First broadcast: 11 Jan 1995

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