Ticklish????

Eric Grunden grunden at students.uiuc.edu
Fri Jun 12 12:00:41 EST 1998


Larry S wrote:
> 
> I have probably a most bizarre question.  I have wondered if anyone has
> ever done any research on plant life to find out if plants and trees and
> vegetation, etc are ticklish?  Are they stimulated by the touch on the
> leaf or stem and the like?  Is this possible?

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Sure they are! The phenomenon is known as thigmomorphogenesis.
They get "tickled" all the time by wind, other plants, etc.
and respond appropriately.....



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