Imagine plants building up so much pressure that seeds come bursting out like a fireworks display.
“Touch me Nots” live up to their name as even a slightest brush is enough for them to fire off their seeds. They’re not alone in using explosions as a tactic for dispersing seeds though; squirting cucumbers and violets use similar tricks.
In Pure Spirit
Do you think science has learnt pretty much everything there is to know about plants? Or are we just scratching the surface?