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Why Xylem Rising?

You might be wondering by now, what does “xylem” even mean? And why the “rising”? Allow me. XYLEM xy·lem /ˈzīləm/ noun, botany 1. The vascular tissue in plants that conducts water and dissolved nutrients upward from the root and also helps to form the woody element in the stem. (There’s also the “phloem”, but we won’t get into that here.) Since the xylem only moves in one direction … Read More Why Xylem Rising?