waterlillies... (fwd)


This was sent to owner-aquatic-plants at actwin_com instead of
aquatic-plants at actwin_com.


Shaji Bhaskar, Durham, North Carolina                   shaji at nando_net

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Date: Mon, 4 Mar 1996 11:20:21 -0600
From: JDAVIS at bio_tamu.edu
To: Aquatic-Plants-Owner at ActWin_com
Subject: waterlillies...


Waterlillies make the leaves (at the least the initial ones) from food 
stored in the bulb.  If you continually remove the leaves this energy cannot 
be replaced the plant will continually go down hill.  It is the same if you 
trimmed the leaves off of an aponogeton...it would keep making leaves until 
you killed it. 

    John Davis (marooned in aggieland)
    Department of Biology
    jdavis at bio_tamu.edu
    jmd9261 at tam2000_tamu.edu