Israeli researchers discover how plants surprisingly respond to certain sounds.
Next time you find yourself tending to your flower garden, you may want to stay quiet. The flowers are listening.
The latest news comes out of Israel where scientists in the zoology and plant sciences departments at Tel Aviv University discovered how plants respond to the buzzing of bees. The plants hear bees approaching and attempt to lure them in with sweeter nectar.
In several experiments, they found that playing audio recordings of buzzing bees around certain flowers will cause the sugar concentration in the nectar to rise by about 20% in less than five minutes. Such a rapid reaction by plants to sound had never previously been reported…[READ MORE]