he leaves offer themselves to the sun….their stomata (pores) open….and moisture evaporates. Water is drawn upward from the roots and through the stems to replace this lost water. This process is called “evapotranspiration”.
he plant uses it’s energy from evapotranspiration to draw water from the soil. But when there is SALT present, it becomes harder and harder. Water moves from the soil into plant tissues by OSMOSIS (definition: “Osmosis is the passage of water from a region of high water concentration through a semi-permeable membrane to a region of low water concentration”). Where there is salt in the soil and soil-water, the salt in the soil/water draws the water back to itself.