What Plants Talk About

Remember the magical forest from the movie 'Avatar'? Well, it is all true. Plants say and do quite a bit, we just need to know how to listen. It turns out plants speak to each other for different purposes and exhibit complex behaviors to engage with predators, allies, and their own kin.  Time lapse cameras and experiments from researchers around the world capture the drama underground and aboveground. Watch a dodder vine sniff out its prey of choice. Watch the chemical clash between Introduced spotted knapweed and lupin for supremacy over Montana rangeland. Gaze at sea rocket roots as they restrain their growth to share resources with their siblings. Awe at the vast underground mycorrhizal networks underneath douglas firs that nurture ecosystems in rainforests of British Columbia. Get ready to see plants like you have never seen them before.