An Explosive Garden

An Explosive Garden

The touch-me-not plant (from the genus Impatiens) bursts upon even the slightest contact. A touch will trigger a chain reaction, and the seeds of the plant will erupt outward in every direction.


Key Facts In This Video

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    Violet flower seeds are jammed into pods that will explode as they dry out. (0:02)

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    Touch-me-nots are plants that are highly sprung, and will explode on contact. (0:30)

  • 3

    The squirting cucumber ejects seeds like rockets at the tiniest vibration. (1:04)

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