Any movie or cartoon ever set in the desert always features the cactus. Often, it's
pictured as a tall, green, prickly plant that manages to survive the desert heat ...
Cacti make use of many structural adaptations, such as shallow roots, fixed
spines and thick stems, to survive in the desert where there is minimal rainfall.
Oct 8, 2007 ... A look at how cacti are able to survive and grow in the harsh, dry desert
environment. The spines on a cactus help to protect it from humans and ...
The leaf-shaped sections that make up a prickly pear cactus are called pads. All
of these parts that make up a cactus are designed especially for life in the desert
Most cacti were designed for life in the hot and dry deserts. ... below are some of
the characteristics of these plants that help them survive in this harsh climate.
May 15, 2006 ... It's hot in the desert. It's awful dry too. Succulent plants such as cacti, aloes, and
agaves, beat the dry heat by storing plenty of water in their ...
Jul 23, 2006 ... Cacti have can be found in rain forests and as far north as Canada. But it is their
ability to thrive in the desert, where rain falls infrequently and ...
These roots lay close to the desert surface so they can catch water almost as
soon as it hits the ground ... They're specifically designed to help the cactus
Theme. Plants that live in the high desert climate have ... This field trip was
designed for Upper. Courthouse Wash ... Cacti - Cactus pads are modified stems
All cacti are succulents, as are such non-cactus desert dwellers as agave, aloe,
.... Adaptations enable indigenous plants and animals not merely to survive here