Phenomena

Plant Week: Introduction

Spring has sprung! The trees have leaves, the flowers are in bloom, and snow is (almost) a distant memory.* And here at FYFD, we’re getting ready to kick off a full week of celebrating the intersection of fluid dynamics and plants.

To get you into the mood, here’s a look at some previous plant-filled posts:

How trees use negative pressure to hydrate
The catapulting seeds of the hairyflower wild petunia
Seeds that self-dig
How desert moss drinks from the air
The swimming of zoospores

Stay tuned all next week for lots more plant physics!

*Confession: it’s still snowing at my house as I type this. But the trees do have leaves and there are flowers blooming. Poor things. – Nicole

(Original image: Pixabay)

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