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◄\๏Plant Adaptations in Water๏/►

underwater leaves and stems are flexible to move with water currents
*. some plants have air spaces in their stems to help hold the plant up in the water
*. submerged plants lack strong water transport system (in stems); instead water, nutrients, and dissolved gases are absorbed through the leaves directly from thewater.
*. roots and root hairs reduced or absent; roots only needed for anchorage, not for absorption of nutrients and water
*. some plants have leaves that float atop the water, exposing themselves to the sunlight
*. in floating plants chlorophyll is restricted to upper surface of leaves(part that the sunlight will hit) and the upper surface is waxy to repel water
*. Some plants produce seeds that canfloat

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