Thirsty plants can HEAR water: Shrubs 'sense' sound to always know where to find their next drink
Thirsty plants listen out for gurgles of water by detecting tiny vibrations in the soil, according to a new study.
Researchers found plants can also sense buzzing insects - and may even be able to hear sounds such as caterpillars chewing and the wind whistling through the trees.
This might explain why plants are always able find water in the driest of climates and suggests they're more clued on to their surroundings than we might think.
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