Do Plants Lose Water Through Their Leaves?

Plants do lose water through their leaves through a process called transpiration. Transpiration is when moisture is carried through the plant to small pores on the bottom of its leaves. The water is changed to vapor and sent into the atmosphere. According to the Georgia Water Science Center, about 10 percent of the moisture found in the atmosphere is released via transpiration.

Keywords: water from plants, transpiration, leaf evaporation

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