Plants are not the silent, stationary creatures we imagine them to be. We look at plant growth and movement.
Plants are not the silent, stationary creatures we imagine them to be. They drift, stretch, and dance in search of nutrients, water, and sunlight. Inspired by sLowlife, a dynamic multimedia exhibit now on display in the Clifford C. Hach Gallery at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, today’s show looks at the chemistry behind plant growth and movement. We’ll also talk with Amy Stewart, bestselling author of Flower Confidential: The Good, The Bad, and the Beautiful. Her new book, Wicked Plants: A Book of Botanical Atrocities, will be published May 5. Chemical Agent: Photosynthesis.
00:00 Opening Credits
01:00 Chemical Agent: Photosynthesis
03:02 A conversation with Amy Stewart
08:19 Mystery Solved! Tropisms
11:10 Closing Credits
This show was written and researched by Audra Wolfe.
Our theme music is composed by Dave Kaufman. Additional music from the PodSafe Music Network. Additional music includes ”I Grow My Flowers for You,” by Melou, and “Wild Flower,” by The Serotonin Anvil.