from The Sun

Plants can HEAR and use their ‘sense’ to seek out flowing water, scientists discover

By Margi Murphy

PLANTS listen out for the sound of dripping water when they’re thirsty, scientists have discovered.

They can sense water in a flowing pipe – or even a buzzing insect – by detecting the vibrations the water makes, experts claim.

There has long been a question mark over how plants tend to toward water sources.

Evolutionary biologist Monica Gagliano and her colleagues decided to get the bottom of it.

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