Plant Adaptations

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adaptation

characteristic that helps an organism survive in its environment

adventitious roots

roots that grow where they are not usually found

prop roots

adventitious roots that help a plant stand up

pneumatophores

roots that stick up out of the water to aquire oxygen in wetland habitats

urushiol

skin irritant produced by poison oak and poison ivy

deterrents

chemicals plants create to keep predators and other plants away

attractants

chemicals plants create to attract pollinators and other organisms

toxins

chemicals plants cotain that make organisms sick when they eat them

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