Sunflowers Sway to Summer's Rhythms

New findings add to evidence that plants are more animal-like than many might think.

Published On 08/04/2016
2:00 PM EDT
Photo: A sunflower just prior to bud opening. Credit: Benjamin Blackman, UC Berkeley
Image: Infrared imaging reveals changes in sunflower surface temperatures at different times of day. Credit: Evan Brown, University of Virginia
Photo: Honeybees are common pollinators for sunflowers. Credit: Nicky Creux, UC Davis
Photo: Native ultra green sweat bee visiting a sunflower. Credit: Nicky Creux, UC Davis