Most people know that plants react to light.
For instance, if a houseplant is near a window it will start to grow towards the light.
But what about sound?
New research shows that plants not only react to sound, but even produce sounds themselves.
Dr. Monica Gagliano is a researcher at The University of Western Australia. One day she was working in her herb garden and she started to wonder if plants were sensitive to sounds. Since she’s a scientist, she decided to find out.
She and some other researchers discovered something amazing. They found out that the roots of corn seedlings (very young corn plants) make clicking sounds.