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Comment 21 by Jussie

How the plants know where the sun is? Do they feel the heat or do they sense the light?

Jussie, it's quite simple. The rate of elongation of a stem is reduced by incident light. The plant does not have to form an image of where the sun is, the light just bends its stems automatically. This has long been known.

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