Transpiration in plants

Transpiration in plants

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Credit: MARTYN F. CHILLMAID/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Transpiration in plants. A stick of celery is split and put in two beakers of food colouring. After a few hours the xylem are stained with the dye. This experiment demonstrates how capillary action is used by plants to transport water molecules up xylem vessels to the leaves.

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Keywords: beaker, biology, botany, capillaries, capillary action, celery, chemical, chemistry, dye, food colouring, no-one, nobody, plant, school science, science education, transpiration, water molecules, white background, xylem

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