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Eric Grunden grunden at students.uiuc.edu
Fri Jun 12 12:00:41 EST 1998

Larry S wrote:
> I have probably a most bizarre question.  I have wondered if anyone has
> ever done any research on plant life to find out if plants and trees and
> vegetation, etc are ticklish?  Are they stimulated by the touch on the
> leaf or stem and the like?  Is this possible?


Sure they are! The phenomenon is known as thigmomorphogenesis.
They get "tickled" all the time by wind, other plants, etc.
and respond appropriately.....

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