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Re: Alive and wondering...

> and he thought that irises and other plants that do not freeze have a higher
> concentration of sugar (or other substances) in the sap.  These substances
> act like anti-freeze.  He had read an article in SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN;  he
> couldn't recall when but thought within the last three years.

Well, certainly the deciduous hardwood trees have sweet sap -- the
classic is the maple.  I can't think of a tropical that does -- the sap
is usually milky, rubbery, poisonous, or all three.

Amy Moseley Rupp
amyr@austx.tandem.com, Austin, TX, zone 8b
*or* amyr@mpd.tandem.com
Jill O. *Trades, Mistress O. {}

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