Plant Shrivels Up And Acts Dead In Seconds

July 3rd, 2006

Scientist

This video shows how a Mimosa plant reacts to a stimulus (in this case, the heat from a lighter). The whole leaf shrivels up as if it were dead. There’s a link at the bottom to another video with a stronger reaction in which all four leaves curl up.

http://plantsinmotion.bio.indiana.edu/…
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