Plants learned to clone themselves hundreds of millions of years ago and they continue to do so today. Plants spread by asexual (vegetative) reproduction in addition to sexual reproduction.
From a design perspective, we can utilize plant clones to build effective garden spaces, do land reclamation, and grow certain important food crops.
Plant clones can also be harmful, such as when they clog waterways.
We find plant clones in so many settings. Large plants, small plants, land plants, aquatic plants. Underground and above-ground growth. Leaves that clone, stems that clone, roots that clone. And some organisms that look like plants (like Cladonia boryi below), but which are not related to plants.
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