START A PETITION27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

Study: Plants Communicate With Each Other Via Underground Fungi

Environment  (tags: plants, communication, fungi, science, study, interesting )

- 928 days ago -
A new study has demonstrated that plants can use an underground network of fungi to warn each other about incoming insect attacks.

Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.


Bryna Pizzo (139)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 3:58 pm
Thank you for the post! This quote from the article gives me a sense of wonder and awe: "...plants are able to send warnings of incoming aphids to other plants connected to their network. The plants then send out a chemical signal that repels aphids and attracts wasps, a natural aphid predator." (n, p, t)
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)

Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story

Loading Noted By...Please Wait


Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of or its affiliates.

New to Care2? Start Here.

site feedback


Problem on this page? Briefly let us know what isn't working for you and we'll try to make it right!