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The Living World: Adaptations and Classifications

Adaptative features in aquatic plants

  • Roots fixed in the soil, deep below the surface of the water
  • Long, hollow and thin stems
  • Narrow ribbon-like leaves which allow them to float
Adaptative features in desert plants
  • Thorn-like leaves to prevent water loss
  • Thick stem to store water
  • Long roots to search for deep underground water
Adaptative features in snowy regions
  • Structure to prevent them from snowfall as it would allow the snow to fall from it
  • Thick waxy coating to protect them from extreme cold
Adaptative features in forest regions
  • Leaves with drip tip to shed excess water

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