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Name: Henry 
Status: student
Age: 13
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Date: 8/26/2004


Question:
Why do some flowers last longer with sugar added to the water?


Replies:
Nutrition

http://www.bbg.org/gar2/topics/design/2003sp_cutflower.html

Anthony Brach Ph.D.


Dear Henry,

Some flowers last longer with sugar added to the water because some plants will be able to use the sugar as a source of energy and live longer. All living organisms need energy in the form of some kind of food. Normally plants can capture the energy from the sun, store the energy in the form of sugar and use the sugar later as a source of energy. Flowers lacking the sugar or flowers that cannot use the sugar delivered by the water as an energy source will not live as long because they will not get as much energy as they need

Jim Tokuhisa.



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