What is special about the leaves, stems and roots of plants that live in these places?
|leaves||Catch sunlight and carbon dioxide.||Catch sunlight, carbon dioxide and water.||Smaller or no leaves to cut down on loss of water from transpiration.Waxy coating to keep in moisture.|
|stems||Water holds the plants up. Stems may be tough, but they don't have to be stiff.||Strong and covered with bark to prevent
loss of water as it moves from root to leaves.
|Stems are "succulent',meaning they can store water.|
|roots|| Plants that live in the water don't need
extensive root systems. They may have "holdfasts" to help them attach.
| Roots go deep into the soil (tap roots) to
ensure survival through different seasons and amounts of rainfall.
|Shallow, wide-spreading roots absorb water quickly.|
Draw,color and label a picture of your own plant (real
or invented) in its home environment.
Use the back of this page.