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Name: Sidney
Status: student
Grade: 4-5
Location: MO
Country: USA
Date: N/A 


Question:
Why do leaves give off water?



Replies:
It is like evaporation. From plants this is called transpiration. The following may be helpful:

http://brainsplus2.wetpaint.com/page/Transport,+Transport+in+Plants,       +Transpiration

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transpiration

Anthony R. Brach,PhD
Missouri Botanical Garden
c/o Harvard University Herbaria



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