Why Do Plants Lose Water?

A plant absorbs water through its root system and loses it through its leaves due to evaporation. This process is called transpiration. According to the University of Nebraska, a plant loses up to 99 percent of its water through this evaporation process.

Keywords: plant biology, plant water loss, plant transpiration

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