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Potted plant in a turgid, well-watered condition. This is a Primula plant. For this plant wilting after a lack of watering, see image C011/4559. The internal structure of a plant depends on water pressure to maintain rigidity (as seen here). A lack of water causes plants to shrivel and collapse, a process called wilting.
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