Plants Can Hear Better Than We Thought
According to New Research, Flowers are the plants Ears, Flowers Listening…
Scientists have found evidence that plants can actually hear the buzz of passing bees and produce sweeter nectar in response to entice the flying insects in.
Technically we can say flowers are plants Ears.
Based on observations of evening primroses (Oenothera drummondii), the Researchers team sensing the sound waves of nearby bee wings through flower petals, the concentration of the sugar in the plant’s nectar was increased by an average of 20 percent.
The flowers even seemed able to tune out irrelevant background noises, such as the wind.
This capability could well give some plants an evolutionary advantage, say the scientists, maximising their chances of spreading pollen.
Across several experiments involving more than 650 evening primrose flowers, nectar production was measured in response to silence, sound at three different frequency levels, and a recording of the buzzing noise made by bees.
The research has been published on the pre-print serverbioRxiv.
Plants have feeling and they can read our minds
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