You might think my intelligent Flora is just fantasy, even before I add the
Botanical computing is being studied now, but plants were always
a lot smarter than we've given them credit for.
If you don't
believe that I stick to the laws of physics, chemistry and biology in all my novels,
if this one is that stretch too far, I recommend BRILLIANT GREEN by Stefano Mancuso and Alessandra
I am also mildly aggrieved that the fact below was
published in NEW SCIENTIST (my magazine of choice)
after I put GreensWard out there.
5 Nov 16 'PLANTS SEE UNDERGROUND:
Roots of many
plants have light receptors, and now we may have discovered why.
receptors seem to channel light directly underground using stems as fibre-optic cables,
which may signal to roots where and when to grow (Science Signaling, DOI:10.1126/scisignal.aaf6530)
Nature always has had the best imagination. Hope you like how I played Her game.