Plants May Be Able to ‘Hear’ Others
They can “smell” chemicals and respond to light, but can plants hear sounds? It seems chilli seeds can sense neighboring plants even if those neighbors are sealed in a box, suggesting plants have an as yet unrecognized sense. Plants are known to have many of the senses we do: they can sense changes in light level, “smell” chemicals in the air and “taste” them in the soil. They even have a sense of touch that detects buffeting from strong winds.