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What's Guttation?

Thursday - 04/01/2021 — This seems like a good way to begin April. Although spring has already come here in Georgia, it’s just beginning in the northern part of our country. How well I remember the myriad, gorgeous spring greens in Vermont.

But what, I can hear you asking, is “guttation.” It’s the expelling of water from the leaves of a plant. It happens when the pressure in the roots is greater than the pressure in the capillaries of the leaves.

And if that’s not amazing enough, there’s the fact that somewhere (I don’t know where) a photographer (I don’t know who) took this picture of the end result of guttation.

Lovely, isn’t it?

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