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Reflections in Nature

Even plants curl up when it's cold

March 10, 2014
dsp By BILL BOWER - Special to the Sun-Gazette , Williamsport Sun-Gazette

On a day when the temperature dropped below zero, I noticed that the leaves on a rhododendron bush in our front yard were curled up tight, appearing as green pencils hanging from the bush. After noticing this, I began to check and found that the colder the temperature becomes, the tighter the leathery leaves curl.

 
 

 

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