The minds of plants: can vegetation think?
From the memories of flowers to the sociability of trees, it is not just animals that think. The cognitive capacities of our vegetal cousins are all around us. Laura Ruggles, explores in Aeon magazine. "Plants are not simply organic, passive automata. We now know that they can sense and integrate information about dozens of different environmental variables, and that they use this knowledge to guide flexible, adaptive behaviour."