Plants form memories and can even be forgetful

Plants form memories and can even be forgetful

 planta New study confirms that there’s more to being a plant than just putting down roots.

Bryan Nelson

Plants have been shown to exhibit the ability to remember and forget. (Photo: Jon Sullivan/Wiki Commons)

Plants aren’t often given any credit for having complicated mental lives, but new research has shown not only that they form memories, but also that they sometimes forget, reports Phys.org.

Though they don’t have a nervous system, plants have been shown to be capable of storing memories in their DNA. Scientists are still figuring out how exactly this process works, but they know it occurs because previous research has established that plants not only form memories, but that they can actually pass their memories on to their offspring. Read more.