Amazing Slow-Motion Footage of Exploding Plants as They Burst Open to Disperse Their Seeds

The Smithsonian Channel has compiled amazing slow-motion footage of such exploding plants as violets, touch-me-nots, and squirting cucumbers as they burst open in order to disperse and propagate their seeds.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails. Lori can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.