By: Jessamyn Gonzales
Taiga Plant Adaptations
- Many trees are evergreen so that plants can photosynthesize right away when temperatures rise.
- Many trees have needle-like leaves which shape loses less water and sheds snow more easily than broad leaves.
- Many trees have branches that droop downward to help shed excess snow to keep the branches from breaking.
Temperate Grassland Plant Adaptations
- During a fire, while above-ground portions of grasses may perish, the root portions survive to sprout again.
- Prairie shrubs readily resprout after fire.
- Extensive root systems prevent grazing animals from pulling roots out of the ground.
- Prairie grasses have narrow leaves which lose less water than broad leaves.
- Grasses grow from near their base, not from tip, thus are not permanently damages from grazing animals or fire.