Dew Drops

Perfect little dew drops on the Balsam Impatiens are just right to quench the thirst of hummingbirds and lizards.

9 Comments on “Dew Drops”

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    Excellent example of guttation! On a warm day, the plant respires actively, then as the evening cools, the respiration continues at the same rate, and the moisture condenses around the exterior stomata. 🙂

  2. I love the way the beads of water decorated the edges of the leaves.

  3. pbmgarden says:

    So pretty the way the raindrops outline the leaves.

  4. Tina says:

    That really is perfect, all lined up at the edge. Great shot!

  5. shoreacres says:

    I’d never heard of guttation. I found this in the Wiki: “Guttation fluid may contain a variety of organic and inorganic compounds, mainly sugars, and potassium. On drying, a white crust remains on the leaf surface.” So, the fluid comes out of the plant, rather than falling on it like dew. You probably can’t check for the white crust — I think you had more rain today.

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