How are water lilies adapted to live in their environment?

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    • Fewer lignified support tissues as water acts as a supportive medium.
    • Xylem vessels are poorly developed as there is no need for a transport system of water.
    • The stomata are on the upper surface of the leaves as the lower surface is partially or fully submerged in water.
    • The stems and leaves have large air spaces, continuous down the roots, forming a reservoir of carbon dioxide and oxygen, providing buoyancy.


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