bio lab report16 - Sheldon Pope Bio 412 Lab Section 18...

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Sheldon Pope Bio 412 Lab Section 18 3-27-08 Greenhouse Lab 1. Plants have adapted their structures to capture, preserve and protect. Plants in the desert environment have spines on the outside which prevent animals from getting the scarce water contained within the cactus. The outside layers of desert plants are especially waxy so that no water can be lost from within the plant. 2. In tropical settings the plants generally grow tall with huge leaves. They have to compete with other smaller plants for sunlight. Thus the plants have huge leaves or many of them. They also have big roots to compete against other plants for nutrients. 3. a. Simple flowers are just that, they are simple and usually have a stamen and stigma with petals surrounding it. Complex flowers have these and more structures, they are also formed into certain shapes to perform a service or function for the plant. Open flowers perform the process called “blooming” and have petals that stretch outwards which encourages the spreading of pollen. b.
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