'Water Droplet'

Water Droplet

[Public Domain] 6 Sep 2008 Dylan O'Donnell
CATEGORY : Flora
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The surface of a leaf is often waxy, so water molecules tend to connect to each other more readily than they would the leaf surface itself, resulting in beading through the surface tension of the outer layer of molecules. The effect is similar to the beading of water after you wax your car.

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