Leaves…The Very Busy Part of a Plant

Leaves…The Very Busy Part of a Plant

LEAVES MANUFACTURE THEIR OWN FOOD FOR THE REST OF THE PLANT,BY TAKING IN THE CARBON DIOXIDE AND RELEASING THE BY-PRODUCT OXYGEN.  THIS ALSO PROMOTES CLEANER AIR. THE VEINS OF THE LEAF, CARRY FOOD TO THE REST OF THE PLANT PROMOTING GROWTH

LEAVES UTILIZE SOME WATER IN THE PROCESS OF PHOTOSYNTHESIS; ANY EXCESS MOISTURE IS RELEASED AS A VAPOR.  THIS IN TURN COOLS THE LEAVES AND THE SURROUNDING AREA.  THAT IS WHY IT IS ALWAYS COOLER UNDER A TREE.  IT IS NOT JUST THE SHADE BUT THE RELEASED OF THE WATER VAPORS

LEAVES DECOMPOSE AND PROVIDE MORE NITROGEN/NUTRIENTS FOR THE PLANT TO TAKE UP THROUGH THE ROOTS.

 SO NEXT TIME YOU ARE BY A PLANT, SAY THANKS TO THE HARD WORKING LEAF THAT FEEDS THE PLANT AND KEEPS US COOL AND GIVES US CLEAR AIR TO BREATH

~ ENJOY THE GREEN

 



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