Top Ten Reasons Why Plants Could Take Over the World

IpodSwagger
Okay, so plants probably won't be taking over the world anytime soon. But perhaps this list might make the idea seem slightly less crazy.

The Top Ten

1 They're Everywhere

My cat army will take over the world. You wait and see... - Delgia2k

I believe plants are taking over the world and am trying to find solutions to our problem.

2 They Reproduce Like Crazy

This can become rather bothersome if you're trying to grow a garden, but things get out of hand. (I speak from personal experience. ) - RockFashionista

Eh...so do humans - TwilightKitsune

3 They Can Survive Through Almost Anything

Some weeds spend several years underground before surfacing. A meteor could hit the Earth and turn everything to dust. Five years later, hello little weed! - IpodSwagger

The Ginkgo plant has been around since the Jurassic period or earlier. - Turkeyasylum

4 Some Can Live for an Extremely Long Time

Then…DUN DUN DUHH! We will have world dictatorship by plants, and the dictator's name would be Aloe Hibiscus or whatever. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

5 Masters of Defense

Some are poisonous and some close in on themselves with even the slightest touch. If one type of tree is set on fire, it's sap produces smoke which can blind people almost instantly. - IpodSwagger

6 A Lot of Species Depend On Them

Seen my Lop-Sided Philosophy post on Vegetarianism. Imagine not only a sentient but intelligent organism in plant form. One which would grow to be more civilised and intelligent than us. What if they learned how to destroy us? - PositronWildhawk

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7 Some Are Carnivorous

And we're not just talking insects. Some have even begun to devour birds and mice. - IpodSwagger

Such as the penis fly trap- oops I meant the venus fly trap! - HoH

You are playing to much Mario Bros. - LoboMaloso

8 Some Are Slowly Learning How to Walk

Well we can call it semi-mobility, but this by no means is full locomotion. If plants do learn to walk, then heterotrophic beings will lose their significance all together. - Kiteretsunu

Hey, if plants ruled the world, I could just imagine the enviornmental speeches:

"We are slowly running out of Carbon Dioxide. This is making it too cold for plants to live in some places. - HoH

You do know that plants respire too. That's what they do all the time at night. While in day they do both photosynthesis and respiration. - Kiteretsunu

This is a scary situation and we need a solution

Well, this is a bit of a strech. A plant called Neomarica (aka the Walking Iris) has a long stem that grows flowers. In the midst of these flowers grows new flower stalks that are disguised as leaves. As the original stem of the flower continues to grow, the new flower stalks wiegh it down. When the new flower stalks touch the ground, they grow new roots into the ground, making it seem as if the plant took a step. - IpodSwagger

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9 Some Have Learned to Resurrect Themselves

A plant called the Resurrection Fern can 'play dead' during a drought. As soon as it's got access to water, it springs back to life! - IpodSwagger

10 Survive On Only Sunlight and Water

Many plants can go an extremely long time without water too. - IpodSwagger

It should be noticed that though plants do survive on sunlight and water, the thing that works against their survival options is their immobility.
Though if we are talking about creatures like Euglena and autotrophic microbes then that's a different case. - Kiteretsunu

The Contenders

11 They Are Immune to Radiation

Plants rely on radiation for photosynthesis. It's just that some forms of radiation can cause cell damage and mutations in both animals and plants. - PositronWildhawk

Pripyat is full of plants. Even when there was high levels of Raidiation. So when a nuclear war happens... Well you know.

12 They Have Many Ways to Harm Us

Lots of plants are poisonous. So they can poison you, or sometimes vines could choke you to death of suffocate you, other plants scratch you to death... there are so many different ways for plants to kill us and take over the world. Sometimes, bushes grow around people and then they grow thorns, they wait and wait until they have grown enough and then stab or scratch you to death (or both) and then use your corps as fertilizer! HELP US BUSHES ARE SAVAGE CREATURES THAT ARE TAKING OVER THE WORLD!

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13 They Grow Very Fast
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