Vines and Climbers forum: Sneaky Life of the World’s Most Mysterious Plant

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Mar 16, 2016 9:47 AM CST
This is amazing! Anyone by any chance have seeds - Boquila trifoliolata?

http://phenomena.nationalgeogr...
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

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Name: Jolana
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froggardener
Mar 16, 2016 7:31 PM CST
That truly is amazing !
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Helen Mirren
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Mar 16, 2016 8:19 PM CST
Indeed! I want one to grow along side with 4 of my passiflora with the not so normal leaves and see if it mimics their shapes!
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

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Name: Jolana
Seguin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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froggardener
Mar 16, 2016 8:57 PM CST
That will be exciting!!! and fun !!!
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Name: Kurt
Woodbridge , Va (Zone 7a)
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krobra
Mar 16, 2016 9:23 PM CST
my first thought went to light sensitivity , maybe sensing the shadow of the host tree's leaves
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Cat Lover Greenhouse Tropicals Bulbs
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Xeramtheum
Mar 17, 2016 7:12 AM CST
That's certainly a possibility! Did you ever see a PBS Nature documentary "What Plants Talk About"? It showed how plants have a very elaborate chemical/pheromone system and can actually communicate with their neighbors and recognize and nurture their own offspring. Even more astonishing, when being attacked by bugs can send out a pheromone SOS to attract predators of the bugs that are attacking them! Here is a link to an article about it with a few video shorts from the documentary. Unfortunately it's no longer available to watch online unless your a PBS Member.

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2013/...

Just checked YouTube .. they have the full documentary.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

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Name: Kurt
Woodbridge , Va (Zone 7a)
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krobra
Mar 17, 2016 12:38 PM CST
I am sure , much like our own immune system (red blood cells and such) , much of the plant's "behavior" is done at a cellular level , individual parts hardwired to help protect and propagate the whole.

Not all those who wander are lost - J. R. R. Tolkien

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