Plant Altruism


A growing body of research supports the idea that plants provide a helping hand (so to speak) to other plants. The research is summarized in an article in the January online issue of Science magazine.

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3 responses to “Plant Altruism

  1. I recently read a book about trees which said the same thing about them looking after kin. They apparently also like to ‘live’ with their own kind, otherwise they are less likely to thrive. Seems reasonable to me!


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