Desert Plant Adaptations

Chihuahuan Desert Plant Adaptations for Drought

Desert Plants (Real Media)


Barrel Cactus
Leaves modified to spines; expandable tissue


Rainbow Cactus
Photosynthesis


Agave
Succulence


Yucca
Waxy and tough skin


Sotol
Widespread and shallow roots


Feather Dalea
Small leaf size


Mesquite bean from Mesquite tree
Deep tap root


Sandsage
Brightly colored



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