B1.4.5 Competition in plants

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What do plants compete for?
Plants compete with each other for light, for water, for nutrients from the soil and for space.
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What makes a plant a successful competitor?
Plants that have many adaptations are the best competitors.
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Why is it important that seeds are spread as far as possible from the parent plant?
Because otherwise the parent plant will be in direct competition with its seedlings.
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How do plants overcome the problems of growing in the shade of another plant?
If one plant is growing in the shade of another, it may grow taller to reach the light. It may grow leaves with a big surface area to take advantage of all the light it does get.
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Give three examples of successful adaptations for spreeding seeds.
1. mini-explosions. 2.fruits that animals eat and when digested they plant far away from the parent. 3. Sticky fruits stick onto animals fur and then the seeds are deposited far away.
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What makes a plant a successful competitor?

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Plants that have many adaptations are the best competitors.

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Why is it important that seeds are spread as far as possible from the parent plant?

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How do plants overcome the problems of growing in the shade of another plant?

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Give three examples of successful adaptations for spreeding seeds.

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