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Time-Lapse Video Of Exploding Plants

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Plants have different ways in spreading their seeds.  They can rely on animals who eat their fruit to spread their seeds beyond their immediate areas.  Another way for plants to spread their seeds is by exploding their fruits.

The Smithsonian Channel on YouTube posted a stunning video of exploded plants.  The video uses a combination of high-speed and slow motion footage of plants species spreading their seeds by way of exploding their fruits. The video includes violets, touch-me-nots, and squirting cucumbers.  This method becomes more effective with strong winds that can carry seeds farther.




video : Smithsonian Channel / Youtube