RESEARCH SHOWS THAT PLANTS COMMUNICATE, MEASURE TIME, USE CAMOUFLAGE WHEN DANGER APPROACHES, AND EVEN DEVOUR PREDATORS! HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES.
VENUS FLY TRAP
These plants get their nutrients from the insects they trap between their leaves. Its leaves are sensitive to movement and will snap shut as soon as it senses something on it.
SENSITIVE PLANT (MIMOSA)
This plant reacts to touch and movement. It’ll react differently depending on the intensity or magnitude of the stimulus. For example, if you flick the leaves quickly, they will shut instantaneously. But if you touch it gently, its leaves will fold slowly. Mimosa also reacts the same way to changes in temperature.
As the name suggests, this resembles a pitcher with water filled inside it. Insects that fall prey to this carnivorous plant are lured in by the plant’s colour and nectar. Once trapped, they drown and are dissolved by the plant’s enzymes.