Describe the adaptation of lotus.

Lotus is a water plant which grows in water rich environment with an excessive amount of sunlight. It has various adaptations which helps it in surviving under those conditions. Some of these are:

  • Leaves of Lotus plant are very wide and disc shaped. This allows them to float on water and absorb large amount of sunlight.

  • The stem and leaf surfaces of Lotus are coated with a wax which is very difficult to wet. Therefore, it keeps the surfaces free from excessive water even in water rich environment.

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  • Some aquatic plants are submerged in water and the parts of such plants grow underwater
  • Some of these plants have narrow and thin - ribbon like leaves which bend in the flowing water
  • In some submerged plants ,leaves are often highly divided   ,through which the water can easily flow without damaging them
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Hi , 
Most Probably This Is Right ,

1) Lotus leaves are wide and disc-shaped, which allows them to float on water.

2) 
Lotus leaf and stem surfaces are coated in a wax that is super-hydrophobic, meaning it repels             water and is very difficult to wet.

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