At night, when the stomata close and photosynthesis stops, the roots near the surface release water into the upper soil, where the millet can reach it.
I claim no expertise or knowledge here, but read the article and make your own evaluation and a soil microbiologist, friend of mine says this is but one of several known plants to have this capability.
This sounds like a wonderful plant and it's like may hold a permanent answer to the drought problems of Australia, if researched
Hubby has just bought me in the first of this season's asparagus so I thought I would share some hints and tips with you. ENJOY!!
There are reports of "wild" fields of asparagus (fields that were established then forgotten when people either died or moved away) that were producing in the 1950's and are still producing good quantities of spears today even though they have not been looked after since the 1960's Find out more about this perennial vegetable. Click here for .pdf file.