Pearling strawberry?

greystoke(South Africa(11))March 23, 2008

I've actually never seen water drops so neatly arranged along the edge of a strawberry leaf.

It's not dew. Only a few plants do this.

Does anyone know what causes this?

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No idea, but that's cool!

    Bookmark   March 24, 2008 at 8:30AM
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greystoke(South Africa(11))

These drops hang there for about an hour after sunrise. Then they evaporate. It's very pretty.

I suppose that the plant overindulges in water during the night (system works 24/7), and then - when the days heat starts - it needs to get rid of excess water.

Anyone with a better guess?

    Bookmark   March 24, 2008 at 8:55AM
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