Examples of aquatic plants include the water lily, Victorian water lily, frog-bit, floating heart, pondweed, water-shield, yellow pond-lily, cape-pondweed and water-chestnut. Also referred to as aquatic macrophytes or hydrophytes, aquatic plants are plants that are adapted to live in water or aquatic environment.
Aquatic plants have a thin cuticle because most hydrophytes have no need for cuticles. They have many stomata that are open most of the time to allow transpiration of water. Also, stomata can be found on both sides of the leaves. Hydrophytes have fat and large leaves to allow for floatation on water. They have small roots since there is enough water within reach.Learn More
Sunlight and water both support the production of chemical nutrients inside the cells of a plant. Sunlight is critical in the process during which water molecules are broken apart inside the pigmented cells of the plant. Water also transports the nutrients throughout the plant and supports its structure.Full Answer >
CAM plants include most succulents, such as cacti and agaves, as well as some orchids and bromeliads. CAM is an acronym for crassulacean acid metabolism, and it refers to a specific type of photosynthesis generally used by plants and vegetation growing in hot and arid climates.Full Answer >
There are various examples of unicellular plants, and some of them include bacteria, some types of algae such as diatoms and amoeba. Unicellular organisms are simpler and smaller than the multicellular organisms, and they are composed of a single cell in which they perform all their specialized functions. In addition, they are too small to be seen with naked eyes.Full Answer >
Plants that have woody stems are leaves, bushes and shrubs such as lilac and forsythia plants. Shrubs and bushes are similar to trees, but have a few major differences such as height and branches.Full Answer >