People aren’t the only living creatures that love to dance. And we’re not talking about animals. Believe it or not, there is a plant that also enjoys grooving to the beat.
Codariocalyx motorius (or Desmodium gyrans), also known as the Telegraph plant or semaphore plant, is quite the fascinating plant! It is a tropical Asian shrub that has rapid plant movement—just like the Sensitive Plant and the Venus flytrap.The leaves move up and down rhythmically, as if the plant is dancing or sending out Telegraph message.
And best of all, you don’t need a time lapse camera to see the movements, as the rapid movements are visible to the naked eye. The plant is made up of a set of leaflets-one larger and two smaller leaflets that are connected by a “hinge,” which allows the leaflets to lift and rotate itself.
However, the plant will only “dance”…
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