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Name: Wanda
Status: educator
Grade: 6-8
Location: TX
Country: N/A
Date: 7/28/2005


Question:
What is there about a crepe myrtle plant that causes it to transpire more than most other plants? While working under a large crepe myrtle bush, I've felt "rain" that is falling from the bush.


Replies:
Factors that probably contribute to its high rate of transpiration are likely its fast growth rate and its comparatively large leaf size.

Possibly helpful:

http://www.ext.vt.edu/pubs/nursery/430-024/430-024.html

Anthony Brach Ph.D.



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