Considering himself the crown of creation, man believes that he is
the smartest creature on earth. However, he admits that animals
(especially domestic) also have some intelligence, but
completely denies it to the plants. About people who have lost their minds
it is customary to say that they lead a plant life. And the word
�”Vegetable” does not remind you of anything? ..
In fact, our ideas and judgments about plants are ridiculous and
The ancients considered plants not only clever, but also spiritual
The famous medieval physician Paracelsus wrote in his
�”Occult Botany” that every plant has a mind and even
soul. This was also known by the ancient sages. We somehow believe that
plants cannot feel, cannot suffer, – just in them
certain chemical reactions take place. And then, why
worry, worry if you can neither escape from danger, nor
protect yourself? ..
Studies of modern scientists refute this view. At first
there is evidence that plants feel pain when they are applied
wounds, and emit “screams” that their green
fellow neighbors and register galvanometers. It also turned out that
plants, like people, suffer from the thirst and hunger that they possess
peculiar immune system and structures similar to nervous
fibers. Finally, plants exchange information with each other.
In 1926 Indian scientist jagdish chandra bos has established that on
Irritation of a plant is answered by electrical impulses. Long
At the time, attention was practically not paid to this fact, however
Now scientists have found that electrical signals are processed in
cell membranes, and because of this, plants are sensitive
changes in the external environment and react to them, changing the timing of flowering,
the number and growth rate of leaves.
Plants know the language of aromas
Modern chemical instruments have shown that fragrances replace
plants words or sounds, saving them from death, like us – a call for
help. This “language of aromas” is understood not only by plants, but also
creeping and flying around them predatory “fraternity” of insects.
According to the American researcher Eric Davis, when
plants are attacked by pests, it becomes known
all their relatives. It turns out that the flora is also full
tricks and struggles: it reacts to a multitude of external stimuli,
mobilizing all forces, calls on the help of the right allies,
disguises and invents treacherous traps. It even represents that
waiting for him, and trying to avoid trouble – actually change
own fate. Sometimes the behavior of plants is so
�”Thoughtful” and complicated, that the thought appears: do they not possess
real mind? ..
Plants are great cunning
A scientist from the Netherlands Marcel Dicke drew attention to
the amazing ability of many plants to call for help to yourself
defenders. So, when attacking spider mites, the well-known
cucumber releases terpenoids on its leaves – special aromatic
substances. Predatory insects gather on this smell –
�”Bodyguards” of cucumbers, destroying their enemies.
Some plants act against the enemy on
anticipation, preparing to meet him fully armed, and to this end
produce methyl jasmonate (jasmonic acid). Caterpillars yet
only crawling, and predators, warned by plants, are already on the alert.
Interestingly, when researchers applied mechanical plants to plants
damage (scratched, pricked and cut), they suffered without highlighting
вещества, привлекающие насекомых-defenders. It follows that
plants are aware of the nature of the damage, that is, distinguish gnawing
their caterpillar from the action of a needle or a knife.
Another example. On the leaves of elm laid eggs moth. The tree is gone
wait until the voracious caterpillars crawl out of these eggs, and
призвало defenders. No sooner did the malicious larvae grow, as their
The elm bodyguards arrived at the call.
But what trick is growing in America
passionflower: it protects itself with special growths that resemble
laying eggs of insects. The butterfly that flies to the passion flower
sees that someone laid eggs here before her, and sets off
back home, so as not to leave the offspring doomed to death. The thing is
that the caterpillars that appeared earlier, eat those that hatched
later. This is how this unusual flower is deceiving its enemies.
To the new agronomy through the understanding of what constitutes
Our distant ancestors also knew that human-cultivated
plants тонко реагируют на его отношение к ним. It’s no secret that
some people, all cultures develop and bear much
better than others, and explain it only by conditions and care
can not. For example, Californian gardener Luther Burbank managed
bring a new species of cacti, devoid of thorns, – for this man
просто беседовал с plantsми и создавал «вибрацию любви». Same
white transparent mulberry was bred in the way.
If you go back to fighting wild plants with pests, then
man would have to learn her methods. Having studied and on practice
using commands that give our green predatory insects
friends, we will be able to defeat the breakers. No need to pollinate
gardens and pesticides, polluting the land and disturbing the environment
environment. If cultivated plants learn what their wild
�”Relatives”, – to defend themselves, including “cry”
to attract defenders, a new era of agriculture will begin.
Do not be wild plants of their remarkable abilities, our
the planet would become desolate and bare. Her green outfit
testifies to the undoubted rationality of plants that could
tell a person a lot if he learned to listen to them and