Radio West | Mar 22, 2012 | 6:40
Whether you're peeling a potato or chopping up lettuce for a salad, you'd probably like to think you live in a world where plants don't do much but grow roots and produce seeds. But you'd be wrong. It turns out plants are a lot like us: they can sniff out food, nurture their young, wage war and even communicate. This exciting new area of botany is the subject of a new The Nature of Things documentary called Smarty Plants.