In article <29v5gm$473 at news.ysu.edu>, ar727 at yfn.ysu.edu (Kathy Bilton) writes:
>> I would like to know if anyone out there knows what plant it was that was
> responsible for the idea that led to "Velcro?"
Xanthium, cocklebur. The prickles on the fruits recurve like the hook
portion of velcro.
Kay Klier Biology Dept UNI