Day: March 1, 2017

Thank You, Xylem (Sigyn Speaks)

The human female’s students have been studying Angiosperms, which is just a fancy word for flowering plants. I like this week of lab, not just because I just adore flowering plants, but also because there are always leftovers.

Look, Loki!  Today, it’s carnations.  I bet you’re wondering about the colored water.

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The carnations started out plain white.  If you put them in colored water, the flowers will take it up, and it will travel upwards in little tubes called xylem

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…and the dye gets deposited in the petals, leaving a lovely, stripey place to have a little sit!

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Loki, shall I ask the human female if there are any more plain white carnations left?  I hear this works just as well with green food coloring!

: )

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