Plants can moan

If you have been following our blog for sometime, you would have read about the various skills plants have which we couldn’t believe existed before – Plants have vision, can hear sounds, can experience pain and many more such capabilities that make us respect them more. Today, we will know about the distress call plants…

Ants to the rescue

We often do not credit plants for their smart behaviour. You would be amazed to know some facts about how plants can influence their environment to suit their purpose. We see a lot of co-operation between various species and how they work in tandem to fight an enemy. Plants can call for help and enlist…

Can plants hear?

There is an Indian folktale in the Panchatantra about a barber getting privy of the King’s mystery. He is cautioned not to tell anybody or he would be executed. In any case, he can’t hold the secret to himself. So he strolls deep into the jungle and when he feels safe that there is no…

Can Plants Smell?

Humans need noses to smell, but plants don’t. They have the innate ability to understand odor molecules and change their behavior. Botanist Daniel Chamovitz, in his book “What a Plant Knows,” stated that they have an olfactory sense and can differentiate between smells leading to contrasting behavior patterns. THE DODDER VINE FIASCO Most botanists would…

Can plants feel touch?

We all think plants are gentle, and believe that they respond to human touch. Some Australian scientists have found evidence that they can feel the touch. Lead researcher Olivier Van Aken, professor at the University of Western Australia, mentions that “Although people generally assume plants don’t feel when they are being touched, this shows that they…

Man on the moon, before wheels on luggage #PlantScienceFacts

We put a man on the moon before we put wheels on luggage. It seems strange to imagine how people carried their luggage before the wheels were added to our suitcases. Was this not seen as an urgent requirement or were people traveling with lighter luggage? Well, it seems most of the innovations that seem…