Find out how remarkable adaptations allow the spinifex plant to thrive in the desert.
- Root hairs are specially adapted to suit their role.
- Root hairs increase the surface area of the roots for increased absorption of water and minerals.
- The root hairs have a large surface area to increase the rate of osmosis.
The Australian outback can be a challenging place for plants to grow.
Temperatures can be as high as 50 degrees Celsius and it rarely rains.
Nonetheless, many plants do thrive here.
The desert pea has a shallow but extensive root system that can quickly take advantage of any rain that does ...
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