stupid plant tricks

Carl Pike c_pike at ACAD.FANDM.EDU
Tue Jul 14 09:09:18 EST 1998

At the ASPP meeting a speaker (Julian Schroeder, I think) got a mimosa to
close its leaflets one by one down the line, thus showing the propagation
of the stimulus.  Either I'm stupid or my mimosa is stupid - I can get one
leaflet pair to close, or a bunch of them more or less together.  What's
the catch?

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