Hi Lavateraguy, thanks for this reference. The article was very interesting; Dodder doing a free service to its hosts, which is in its interests as the host is its meal ticket. Evolution at work before our eyes.
I read about this in a recent British Wildlife - and I recall (though I can't find the reference at the moment) a similar type of communication has been suggested to occur via fungal myceliums (mycelia?) in woodland.
A reference to the mycelia web in woodlands, the wood wide web, as they called it, in the the article in Sc. American.
Plants are weirdYes, some are animals..Anyone help here (agreements, Comments, wisdom..?) https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/observation/44255/freshwater-sponge and https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/observation/74171/freshwater-organismand https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/observation/50302/img0799