Vessel  /ˈves·əl/
noun


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

      serving to conduct water and nutrients from the root.

Pear II

Lily Pond II

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Beech Hill Blueberries

Jersey Queen

A Few Berries

Leaf and Stem

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?   

Lily Pond I

Plums

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Ripening V

Windowsill Narcissus

Zinnia III and IV

Zinnia I and II

Narcissus Sampler

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