Digging through more than 3 layers, what do we find inside a plant?
Have you ever closely looked at a plant? I did once, but I promise I wouldn’t do it again! Do you have any idea the kind of horrors I had to go through? *Gasp*of course you don’t! Ugh! Silly me. How would you know when I haven’t told you. How I delved into the depths inside of a plant. Do you ever wonder?
So what happened was – one fateful morning, I was strolling through a garden, because that’s healthy, obviously. And I came across this vibrant green plant. Let me tell you this was more vibrant than the most vibrant plant I had ever seen. So naturally, out of curiosity I crouch down aaand… Get sucked right inside the plant! the plant pulls me in, like air!
I find myself getting pushed through cells and membranes and a tube like structurepulls me down. I have no idea at what speed I am falling. All at once I stop and get thrown out of the ground and I am back where I was standing. I am covered in some kind of sticky substance and my skin is green and brown in patches.
Curious and rattled I find my way home. I go straight to sleep and refuse to acknowledge what happened. It is not possible. It couldn’t have happened! I must have dreamt this horror. But, on the other hand, I know what I saw and I know it wasn’t a dream. After a week I decide to research what it was that I went through. What it was that I saw? How could something like that be possible? How does that plant exist?
Once I was sure of what was to come, I steeled my heart and was back to the spot my life changed in, a week ago. I crouch down and once again I get pulled in. This time around instead of panicking, I compose myself and find myself standing on solid ground.
I look around. There are balloon like structures all around me.They look like huge sponges. I wrack my brain and realise that this is probably the AbaxialEpidermis, then that must mean that I am standing in theSub–StomatalCavity. So the balloon like structures must be the SpongyMesophyll.
Last time I was here I remember falling down a tube like structure. Considering the fact that the Xylem carries water and I wasn’t wet last time but was sticky, I must go down the Phloem, the famed food funnel. Using my research as a map I begin trekking up the balloons aka Mesophyll.
After an arduous climb I come across a pinkish covering, this has to be the Bundle Sheath! Then that must mean that the Vessels are right on the other side, but how to get to the other side? I try pushing the wall and it separates right at once! Once on the other side Itry to look for Food funnel but all the tubes looked exactly the same. How to get to the Food funnel?
I knew the fact that Food funnel was supposed be surrounded by living cells the other tube was supposed to be majorly dead.And like so I find it.All I had to do now was figure out a way to get inside it. And like before, I pushed and it separated. I get sucked in and downwards at incredible speed. I could barely feel my own limbs flying around.
Slowly the green around me began to reduce and turned into a more mottled shade of brownish-green. I knew I was in the roots then. Anytime now this weirdly enchanted plant would kick me out, literally and figuratively.
Right then I find myself in the Cortex jumping from cell to cell. Through the Epiblema I emerge, head first into the soil! As soon as my foot is out of the exterior RootEpidermis, my size grows and soon I am back to where I was. Once again sticky and coloured green and brown…
At least now I am sure that it wasn’t a dream. Though my other questions remain unanswered one question I’ll still go through the trouble of asking– Do YOU believe me?