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Encyclopedia > Rapid plant movement

Rapid plant movement encompasses movement in plant structures occurring over a very short period of time, usually under one second. For example, the Venus Flytrap closes its trap in about 100 milliseconds. The Dogwood Bunchberry's flower opens its petals and fires pollen in less than 0.5 milliseconds. The record is currently held by the White Mulberry tree, with flower movment taking 25 μs, moving petals to velocities in excess of half the speed of sound- near the theoretical physical limits for movements in plants. Binomial name Dionaea muscipula Soland. ... Binomial name Cornus canadensis L. The Canadian Dwarf Cornel or Canadian Bunchberry (Cornus canadensis) is a herbaceous member of the dogwood family. ... SEM image of pollen grains from a variety of common plants: sunflower (Helianthus annuus), morning glory (Ipomea purpurea), hollyhock (Sildalcea malviflora), lily (Lilium auratum), primrose (Oenothera fruticosa), and castor bean (Ricinus communis). ... Binomial name Morus alba L. other names for this tree is bitch suck on my weiner The White Mulberry, scientific name Morus alba, is a short-lived, fast-growing, small to medium sized tree to 15-20 m tall, native to eastern Asia. ...


These rapid plant movements differ from the more common, but much slower "growth-movements" of plants, called tropisms. A tropism is a biological phenomenon, indicating growth or turning movement of a biological organism, usually a plant, in response to an environmental stimulus. ...


Plants that capture and consume prey

Binomial name Dionaea muscipula Soland. ... Binomial name Aldrovanda vesiculosa L. Aldrovanda vesiculosa is the sole species in the plant genus Aldrovanda. ... Binomial name Aldrovanda vesiculosa L. Aldrovanda vesiculosa is the sole species in the plant genus Aldrovanda. ... Species See text The genus Utricularia contains the 200 or more species of bladderworts, belonging to the Bladderwort family (Lentibulariaceae). ... Species See below or separate list. ...

Plants that move leaves for other reasons

  • Sensitive Plant (Mimosa pudica)
  • Catclaw Brier (Mimosa nuttallii)
  • Telegraph plant (Desmodium gyrans)
  • Partridge pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata)
  • Sensitive pea (Cassia nictitans)
  • Roemer sensitive briar (Schrankia roemeriana)
  • Yellow Neptunia (Neptunia lutea)

Binomial name Mimosa pudica L. The Sensitive plant (Mimosa pudica L.) is a creeping annual or perennial herb often grown for its curiosity value: the compound leaves fold inward and droop when touched, re-opening within minutes. ... Binomial name Mimosa nuttallii (DC.) B.L. Turner The Catclaw Brier (Mimosa nuttallii), also known as the Sensitive Brier, is a herbaceous perennial legume in the subfamily Mimosoideae. ... Binomial name Desmodium motorium (Houtt. ...

Plants that spread seeds or pollen by rapid movement


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Rapid plant movement - Biocrawler (118 words)
Rapid plant movement is defined as plant-initiated movement that happens over a very short period of time, usually under one second.
3 Plants that spread seeds or pollen by rapid movement
Plants that spread seeds or pollen by rapid movement
Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal (185 words)
Rapid plant movement encompasses movement in plant structures occurring over a very short period of time, usually under one second.
The record is currently held by the White Mulberry tree, with flower movement taking 25 μs, moving petals to velocities in excess of half the speed of sound- near the theoretical physical limits for movements in plants.
These rapid plant movements differ from the more common, but much slower "growth-movements" of plants, called tropisms.
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