Question by  frybread (13)

What is capillary action in plants?

I've read the explanation but I don't understand.


Answer by  turkworker (1007)

Capillary action is also commonly known as capillarity. It can be defined and more easily understood as the ability of a narrow tube to draw a liquid upwards against the strong force of gravity. A plant uses capillary action to draw liquid into it's system so that it can get the nutrients it needs.


Answer by  SallyJ (1010)

The water molecules travel up the capillaries because they are attracted by the molecules making up the sides of the tubes.


Answer by  simna (473)

All plants need water to survive. Roots will absorb water from the ground and share it to other parts of the plant like stem, leaves etc. The movement of water from the root to other parts of the plant is known as capillary action in plants.


Answer by  hwht25 (441)

Well it's basically when plants are conducting their photosynthesis. Their transportation system in the plants is actually capillaries. That is what they call it.


Answer by  cklight (327)

Capillary action may be defined as, the way the plant makes water molecules work to their benefit, moving water and nutrients through their stalks and the rest of the plant.


Answer by  loui (4)

It is occur when the roots of the plants are being absorbed by the water which are capable of carrying it to the soil. There is dissolved nutrients contents that gets inside the roots and start climbing up the plant tissue. then it pulling water molecules and dragging by itself.

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