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Submission + - Plants 'recognize' their siblings (pressesc.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Biologists have discovered that just like humans, plants can also recognize their relatives. Researchers at McMaster University have found that plants get fiercely competitive when forced to share their pot with strangers of the same species, but they're accommodating when potted with their siblings.

Diplomacy is the art of saying "nice doggy" until you can find a rock.