Geography - plant adaptations

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  • Plant adaptations
    • Dry climate
      • Long roots to find water
      • Face the sun for maximum photosyntheesis (sunflowers)
      • Need less water and cope better with any water they can find
      • Thick bark to protect from animals
      • Waxy leaves
      • Leaves with small surface area - prevents evaporation (pine trees)
    • Wet climate
      • In rainforests, plants may have to shade e.g. madagascan periwinkle, ferns
      • Strong structure
      • Drip tipe
      • Leaves with holes
      • Strong roots to anchor them


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