In an Unexpected Twist, Plants Enter a Type of ‘Panic’ State When It Rains

Just like us, plants need water to survive, but that doesn’t mean these leafy greens enjoy a downpour any more than we do.

When the grey clouds loom and the rain begins to fall, their response is immediate, all-consuming and close to that of ‘panic’, a surprising discovery reveals.

Strange as that might seem (after all, water is supposed to bring life to plants, not death), experts say moisture is the number one way disease spreads among vegetation, even more so than temperature. The longer a leaf is wet, you see, the greater the chance that a pathogen will set up residence…[READ MORE]

Source: In an Unexpected Twist, Plants Enter a Type of ‘Panic’ State When It Rains | sciencealert.com

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