IN WATER PLANT ADAPTATIONS
- 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 the water.
- some plants have leaves that float on the water, exposing themselves to the sunlight
- Some plants produce seeds that can float
In floating plants, chlorophyll is restricted to the upper surface. Note the green color on the top of the leaves and the reddish underside of the overturned leaf.
HERE ARE SOME PICTURES
The plants have air pockets inside the leaf.
These water actually have roots that anchor them down, and get nutrients from the soil.
The plants have to be flexible cause of the water currents.
THE WAY THEY REPRODUCE.
where to find water plants
they mostly grow in small streams or in shallow lakes.