Plants use acoustic signaling to communicate…
This is another article reference recent research at the University of W. Australia in plant communication. For a related article I posted a few days ago on the same subject, see this link: Plants talk via non-chemical vibrations…
If you don’t want to read the article below, here are the essential concluding remarks… “”Plants are more complex organisms than we’ve given them credit for”… An apt summary.
Plants “Listen” to the Good Vibes of Other Plants
When basil “speaks,” chilies “listen.”
Plants might be able to eavesdrop on their neighbors and use the sounds they “hear” to guide their own growth, according to a new study that suggests plants use acoustic signaling to communicate with one another.
“We have shown that plants can recognize when a good neighbor is growing next to them,” said study co-author Monica Gagliano, an evolutionary ecologist at the University of Western Australia.
“We are proposing that this communication may be based upon an acoustic exchange.”
The findings, published this week in the journal BMC Ecology, suggest that plants can not only “smell” the chemicals and “see” the reflected light of their neighbors, they may also “listen” to the plants around them.