Plants have developed a lot of adaptations:
1. Some plants have horizontal root systems, just below the surface.
2. Seeds can stay dormant for years but can germinate quickly when it rains.
3. Some plants store water in their roots, stems, leaves or fruits (called succulents).
4. Small leaves, spines, glossy and waxy leaves all help to reduce water loss.
5. Some plants have long taproots (7-10 metres) to reach groundwater.