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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