Good friend Adrian from Immanence blog poses the question HERE. He cites some very interesting research from the publication Quanta.
“It turns out almost every green plant that’s been studied
releases its own cocktail of volatile chemicals, and many species register and
respond to these plumes.”
“Just a few months ago, the plant signaling pioneer
Ted Farmer of the University
of Lausanne discovered an
almost entirely unrecognized way that plants transmit information — with
electrical pulses and a system of voltage-based signaling that is eerily reminiscent
of the animal nervous system. ’It’s
pretty spectacular what plants do,’ said Farmer. ‘The more I work on them, the
more I’m amazed.’
Some of this reminds me of James' A Pluralistic Universe, Lecture IV, on Fechner. Specifically I am thinking about the section on "the plant soul." See HERE.