The Dancing Plant

A plant that reacts to sound with movement.

Read about it here.

Addendum: It appears I was a mite credulous, and did not read my own link closely enough. Plant seems extremely responsive to light, rather than sound.

Thanks, KDP!

     Posted By: Paul - Thu Nov 04, 2010
     Category: Natural Wonders

The top one is Codariocalyx, also known as the semaphore plant. The small leaves are searching for the best sunlight, and act like guides the larger ones.

The bottom plant is from a totally different family and I don't believe the movement is being caused by the plant itself. More likely it is just an unusual wind pattern.

In the building where I work there is a long curved frontage behind several small flower beds set with lavender, catmint, etc. On breezy days it is not unusual to see plants in one bed whipping about like they're in a storm while the beds at either side are practically motionless.

It's a shame no-one had a cigarette to hand, the smoke would probably have been very revealing.
Posted by Dumbfounded on 11/04/10 at 09:07 AM
Oops, didn't see the link on the OP. :red:
Posted by Dumbfounded on 11/04/10 at 09:07 AM
First we have walking dolphins then we've got dancing plants and horny old ladies! Tsk, tsk, what's this world coming to?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/04/10 at 10:30 AM
The plants I like to grow can make you see all your plants dancing. BD exhales and plays the Ren and Stimpy "Happy Happy Joy Joy" song on the PC 😕
Posted by ANON in Nowhere on 11/04/10 at 02:53 PM
bd has that smoke you were looking for dumbfounded. 😉
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/05/10 at 07:51 AM
Ahhhhhhhh the weeds! the weeds 😛
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/05/10 at 08:33 AM
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