Nature on PBS presents a thought provoking full-length documentary opening up a whole new perspective on the lives of plants. From the selective nurturing of offspring and sibling plants to the secretion of chemicals that attract the enemies of predators or inhibit the growth of competitors, Nature investigates how plants interact with their environment and looks at the science that explains their behavior.


When we think about plants, we don’t often associate a term like “behavior” with them, but experimental plant ecologist JC Cahill wants to change that. The University of Alberta professor maintains that plants do behave and lead anything but solitary and sedentary lives. What Plants Talk About teaches us all that plants are smarter and much more interactive than we thought!

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