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To protect against herbivores the wild tobacco plant deposits trichomes, sweet treats irresistible to but also potentially fatal for leaf-eating caterpillars. Shortly after ingesting the trichomes, the insect releases a particular odor that attracts ground-foraging predators. NATURE’s “What Plants Talk About” premieres Wednesday, April 3 at 8pm on WGBY.  Check out a preview below:

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