The Plants are listening, and they are talking back

When people pose the old question about whether a tree falling in an empty forest makes a sound, they presuppose that none of the other plants in the forest are listening in. Plants, supposedly, are silent and unhearing. They don’t make noises, unless rustled or bitten. When Rachel Carson described a spring bereft of birds, she called it silent.

But these stereotypes may not be true. According to a blossoming batch of studies, it’s not that plants have no acoustic lives. It’s more that, until now, we’ve been blissfully unaware of them….. read more at the Atlantic

Flowers respond to pollinator sound within minutes by increasing nectar sugar concentration

The sounds of plants – Plants emit remotely-detectable ultrasounds that can reveal plant stress

Mythbusters, Talking to Plants

Recordings reveal that plants make ultrasonic squeals when stressed