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How do plants disperse their seeds? They explode

Many plants disperse their seeds more vigourously than we expect: here is the footage.

Have you ever wondered about how do most of the plants disperse their seeds to proliferate? In this footage entitled Unbelievable footage of exploding plants released on YouTube by the Smithsonian the message is clear: they explode. Whether they are violets, touch me nots or squirting cucumbers they all try to “reach for the soil” in the same way. Who would have thought that mere plants would move like that?

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