Posted by: Sandy Steinman | August 8, 2019

During a Solar Eclipse, What Are Plants Doing?

The New York Times reports on how plants react to Solar Eclipses

Research conducted during the Great American Eclipse of 2017 suggested the sun’s midday disappearance shocked some plants.

researchers in Wyoming investigated big sagebrush, a shaggy, aromatic desert shrub that grows throughout the western United States.

Tracking its reactions at the leaf level, scientists saw it experience a slowdown in activity as darkness fell, followed by shock at the sun’s surprise return.

Read article at During a Solar Eclipse, What Are Plants Doing?


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