Scientists watching the daily movement of branches in the creosote plant have found that even dead branches move to respond to changes in the air.
Video captures how an Asian plant catapults its seeds away from the parent.
The research contributes to the understanding of a complex, fast and reversible underwater plant movement
Diethyl ether renders flytraps unable to close their traps or respond to wounding using a mechanism with parallels in animals.
There’s been advances in knowing how sunflowers track the sun, but botanists are still arguing over why. And, to make things confusing, they could all be right.
The shade avoidance response, which may optimize CO2-assimilation, appears to be the ‘driving force’ behind these conspicuous plant movements.