Zinnia III and IV

Pear II

Beech Hill Blueberries

Leaf and Stem

Ripening V

Vessel  /ˈves·əl/

2.  A tubular structure in the vascular system of a plant 

      serving to conduct water and nutrients from the root.

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Zinnia I and II

Ripening III

Jersey Queen

Plants are filled with vessels--

seen and unseen--

that allow them to survive. 

A veined leaf reveals this structure,

as does a transparent stem. 

Plants also produce and distribute vessels; what are flowers and fruits but containers for seed-making and dispersal?

What is a seed but a vessel of life?   

Caroline Bouton Designs

Narcissus Sampler