Photo: Water drops collect like gems on dark green Indian cress leaves

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Indian cress (Tropaeolum majus) leaves

credit: Nora Bo

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Drops of water pool at the center of Indian cress (Tropaeolum majus) leaves. This is an example of “Lotus effect,” a self-cleaning property of certain very water-repellant leaves.

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