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Copyright 2011 What is an adaptation? Plants have many adaptations A feature or behavior that allows a plant to survive in its environment.

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2 Copyright 2011

3 What is an adaptation? Plants have many adaptations A feature or behavior that allows a plant to survive in its environment

4 Copyright 2011 WATER WIND ANIMALS FOR POLLINATION

5 Copyright 2011 PROTECTION FROM HERBIVORES & COMPETITION USES UP ALL THE WATER POISONS THE SOIL TOXIC TO HERBIVORES OUCH! OUCH AGAIN!

6 Copyright 2011 Photo Credit: Ingrid Taylar WIND INGESTION ATTACHMENT SPROING!! SEED DISPERSAL

7 Copyright 2011 “ACCORDION” PLEATS DESERT NO LEAVES THIN LEAVES LEATHERY OR WAXY COATING FLESHY LONG TAPROOT

8 Copyright 2011 TUNDRA GROW CLOSE TO THE GROUND SMALL OR THIN LEAVES MOUND OR “CUSHION” SHAPE WAXY LEAVES DARK RED PIGMENT INCREASED ABSORPTION OF SUN’S HEAT

9 Copyright 2011 TEMPERATE (RICHMOND) OR SUB-TROPICAL DECIDUOUS FORESTS


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