Adaptations of Plants. Xerophytes and Hydrophytes. Adaptations of Plants. Plants can survive in many extreme environments. Xerophytes – Desert Plants Hydrophytes – Water Plants (live in ponds, rivers and swamps)
Xerophytes and Hydrophytes
Grow from seeds to mature plants, produce flowers, fruits and seeds in a short amount of time.
These few days can coincide with the few days of rain.
Thickened, Waxy Cuticle
Prevention of water loss because the cuticle prevents the water that the leaves already have from escaping due to the high heat and intense sunlight.Xerophyte Adaptations
These plants only open their stomata in the dark at night.
The cooler temperatures allow the plant to take up CO2 through their stomata without sacrificing water.
What can help you to remember the adaptations?
Imagine you are in that environment. What would you need?Xerophyte Adaptations
These roots grow to reach the surfaceabove the water in order to obtain CO2 to survive.
Marshes or SwampsAdaptations of Hydrophytes