This is an intriguing read on how plants are just as responsive and intelligent as animals, but in their own unique ways. Theirs is a life in the slow lane, but that doesn't mean they're completely sedentary or don't know when an animal is trying to eat them.
What surprised me the most is how some trees agree on which years they will flower and fruit in order to maximise the survival of their offspring, and some trees will keep a beloved stump alive for decades because it was their parent.
Plants with emotional ties and future planning capabilities? Sounds sentient to me.
Wonder what the vegans are going to make of this...?