Friday, July 14, 2017

Flower for the Day CleomeCelebration 7-14-17

Here is a huge cleome to celebrate the successful removal of my stent after 
laser endoscopic removal of 2 ureteral stones. 

For botanists this species is of interest as its members show  progression from C3 photosynthesis to
C4 photosynthesis. C3 photosynthesis is the major of 3 metabolic pathways for carbon fixation in plants.  These plants can take CO2 from the air and change it into a three carbon sugars but the process is inefficient.. In C4 photosynthesis plants take more CO2 out of the air and efficiently produce 4 carbon sugars. I am not sure where cleome stands in the process.

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