Friday, August 19, 2016

I learned a new word: guttation


Wikipedia defines guttation as "the exudation of drops of xylem sap on the tips or edges of leaves of some vascular plants, such as grasses. Guttation is not to be confused with dew, which condenses from the atmosphere onto the plant surface."


This image is the work of Luc Viatour of Belgium, who grants a gracious permission for others to use it, as long as credit is given.

Isn't this a spectacular image?  Love the upside-down reflections in the droplets...................  Thank you, Luc!


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