Wednesday, January 25, 2006

PLANTS CAN TALK!

I've always suspected that plants can communicate on some level. Whether thats through chemicals (as this article suggests) or some other means, the fact remains, plants seem to be able to share information between each other in mysterious ways...
Plants are not unlike humans. They can talk to each other and even call in reinforcements when the going gets tough.

Who says so? Australian gardener Don Burke and Australian National University chemistry Professor Ben Selinger, in reviewing research on plants over the past 10 years, have come to the conclusion that many plants have human qualities.

They say plants can communicate with each other by using a range of chemical signals.

"If a plant muncher such as a caterpillar or even a koala starts chewing on a plant, the plant will start sending chemicals to its leaves in an effort to repel the chewer," Mr Burke said.

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