Ethan Fenner, Horticulturist | Southern Africa Plants have evolved a variety of ways to protect themselves under less-than-ideal conditions. In the Western Cape Province of South Africa, where rainfall is limited to wintertime, species must find ways of making it through long periods of drought. It is advantageous for plants to develop some kind of…

Dr. Lew Feldman, Garden Director In this issue of IGYA we consider the process of water movement in plants, over great distances, such as to the tops of tall trees, without the aid of a pump. To appreciate how plants carryout this great feat, we need to consider three elements; the pathway (plumbing system) along…

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