What is Water Loss from Green Plants Called?

Water loss from plant leaves is called transpiration. The water evaporates from stomata, or small pores on the underside of leaves. Transpiration increases as the temperature rises and humidity falls.

Keywords: transpiration, stomata, water cycle

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