09 Jul '17, 11am

Injured plants warn neighbors of danger @TreeHugger

Injured plants warn neighbors of danger @TreeHugger

Another study adds to the growing body of research on how plants can communicate with each other. In a perfect world – or perfectly, wonderfully weird world, at least – plants and all the animals would speak the same language. Can you imagine? Though it would certainly make being on top of the food chain emotionally challenging, it sure would be enlightening. As it stands, most humans don’t give much credence to the communication talents of other kingdoms – but just because they don’t speak a language we understand, it doesn’t mean plants are not getting messages to one another. The latest in a string of studies looking at how plants and trees communicate comes to similar conclusions as its predecessors. This time around, a young high school science student and his botanist mentor spent two years studying plants. They discovered that when a leaf of Arabidopsis thaliana , a...

Full article: https://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/injured-plant...

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