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Name: Wanda
Status: educator
Grade: 6-8
Location: TX
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Date: 7/28/2005

What is there about a crepe myrtle plant that causes it to transpire more than most other plants? While working under a large crepe myrtle bush, I've felt "rain" that is falling from the bush.

Factors that probably contribute to its high rate of transpiration are likely its fast growth rate and its comparatively large leaf size.

Possibly helpful:

Anthony Brach Ph.D.

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