Weather Stick - Knowledgebase Question

Canoga Park, CA
Question by 1037441517
January 18, 1998
Called the Woodsman's weatherstick, a small branch hung outside will bend down to foretell foul weather and bend up to foretell fair weather. Do you know the name?


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Answer from NGA
January 18, 1998

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I can't vouch for the accuracy of the readings, but Abrus precatorius is called the Poorman's Weatherglass.
It's more of a vine than a branch, but hung outdoors it will react to the humidity and changes in air pressure by changing angles.

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