I finally had my first flats from them. Fortunately it wasn't many and I'd read about them on bf so knew what the first one was.
What I don't understand is how the seed having a spike pointed straight up helps the plant at all. I can understand brambles, seeds that stick to clothes or fur, and get carried around to new places that way. Most natural things seem to be logical.
But with the point straight up if it sticks in a foot or paw, isn't even an animal going to try to get it out immediately? Is there any way at all that this helps it? Or does it prey on animals that might have a difficult time getting it out, like a moose?