The Secret Social Lives of Plants
(well, they’re secret to US, anyway)
From danger calls to nutrient exchange, plants have evolved a wide array of chemical communication strategies thanks to molecules they emit to the air and through the soil. Those stems may seem stoic, but veggies are far from vegetative when it comes to chatter. Via MinuteEarth.
Bonus: This great vid also features the newly-discovered Boquila mimic ivy, able to disguise itself as two plants simultaneously. Read more about this plant chameleon at Not Exactly Rocket Science.