We think that the way we see things, at the speed at which we live, is normal. We fool ourselves that we know objective reality. And yet the complicated life of plants passes by right under our noses.
Supposedly motionless lowers turn like radar dishes to track the sun across the sky. Plants can ‘hear’ the vibrations of caterpillars eating their neighbours and increase defensive chemicals in advance. We do not see in ultraviolet, so we completely miss the flower petals glowing like beacons to guide in bees and butterflies.