I love plants. For the longest time I thought that they died without pain. But of course after I had argued with Mary she showed me clippings on how plants went into shock when pulled up by their roots, and even uttered something indescribable, like panic, a drawn-out vowel only registered on special instruments. Still, I love their habit of constant return.
―Louise Erdrich, The Beet Queen
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Want to know more about what plants feel? Here is an excellent article on the subject.