BY2 - Hydrophytes
Terms in this set (7)
What is a hydrophyte?
A hydrophyte is a plant which grows fully or partially submerged in water.
What is an example of an hydrophyte?
Water lily, which is rooted to the mud at the at the bottom of a pond and has floating leaves on the surface of the water.
Give first of the five adaptations that hydrophytes have.
Hydrophytes have little or no lignified support tisses as water is a supportive medium.
Give the second of the five adaptations that hydrophytes have.
Hydrophytes have a poorly developed xylem as there is little need for transport tissue when they are submerged by water.
Give the third of the five adaptations that hydrophytes have.
The stomata on the hydrophytes are located on the upper surface of the leaves.
Give the fourth of the five adaptations that hydrophytes have.
Leaves have little or no cuticle.
Give the fifth adaptations that hydrophytes have.
The stems and leaves of the hydrophytes have large air spaces, which forms a reservoir of oxygen and carbon dioxide. These gases provide buoyancy to the plant tissues when submerged.
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