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…