What your plants do when you're not looking

To find out, visit the Plants in Motion web site:
Although our lives depend on plants for virtually everything that keeps us alive (oxygen, food, fibers, lumber, fuel, etc), their lives remain a secret to most of us. The reason is simple - plants live on a different time-scale from ours. Although not usually obvious in the relatively hyperactive activities of humans, plants are in constant motion as they develop, search for light and nutrients, avoid predators, exploit neighbors, and reproduce.

Time-lapse photography allows us to easily see the movements of plants and clearly demonstrates that plants are living organisms capable of some extraordinary things. ... The movies on this site show a variety of plants living out their dynamic lives. While we especially hope this site provides material that may captivate the interest of budding plant biologists, even the seasoned plant biologists will find interesting material.

Not to mention jaded old gardeners!

Viewing the movies requires QuickTime.

Thanks to Seed Magazine's Daily ZeitGeist for bringing this to my attention.

1 comment:

Garfman said...

Wow. I'm gonna waste hours now staring at plant growth. Thanks.