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The Sentience of Plants

By James Videle

Could plants be sentient?

Are plants simply mindless automatons, going through the motions of sprouting, growing, flowering, fruiting, re-seeding and dying?  Is this a basic process, requiring no thought of temperature, soil moisture, humidity, nutrients, pollinisation and reproduction?  1,029 more words

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Phloem (9)

Phloem is a tissue inside of plants that conducts sugars and metabolic products. The living cells that make up phloem are what transport sap through the tree leaves, therefore spreading nutrients outwards. 

20. Vascular Plant Tissue

This is the leaf of a hedge maple. It provides an example of vascular plant tissue because the vascular tissue is where the circulation of nutrients from the sun begins. 11 more words


Phloem is a tissue in plants that conducts sugars, food from the leaves, and other metabolic products to other parts of the plant. Sap is a fluid that is in moved phloem cells of a plant. 25 more words


This is a picture of celery stalk bundled together. It is an example of a plant that has pholem within it. Pholem is the vascular tissue within the “meat” of the plant that transfers sugars out of the leaves.

“Vein”, Am I?

“Serving up, bro!” shouted Xylo in an unusually shrill voice. “Tone it down, will you, mate?” came the quick gruff retort from Phlo, “I got a load of supplies lined up in arrears already”. 486 more words

A Sliver Of Life