History of Science
Botany or Plant Biology

What is a transpiration in a plant process?

User Avatar
Wiki User
December 21, 2011 12:37AM

Transpiration is the process by which moisture is carried through plants from roots to small pores on the underside of leaves, where it changes to vapor and is released to the atmosphere. Transpiration is essentially evaporation of water from plant leaves. Transpiration also includes a process called guttation, which is the loss of water in liquid form from the uninjured leaf or stem of the plant, principally through water stomata.