Object-oriented Botany

Plants can see. They can count and communicate with one another. They are able to react to the slightest touch and to estimate time with extraordinary precision’…’A shoot kept in the dark will creep towards a single chink of light. The plant can see. Hedgerow flowers facing west at sunset, turn during the night to face east to catch the dawn sun and continue to make such movements even when kept under uniform lighting for says on end. They can estimate time. The Venus flytrap closes when its trigger hair is touched not once but twice. It can count. (‘The Private Life of Plants’ by David Attenborough)



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