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The cactus has spiny leaves so the water that it retains can't evaporate so easily, and for protection.
The cactus has spiny leaves so the water that it retains can't evaporate so easily, and for protection.

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Why do cactus have spiny leaves?

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What plant has spiny leaves?

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What ecosystem do plants have wide spreading roots spiny leaves?

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Where do cactus wrens live in the desert?

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Is the Spiny Desert the largest desert in Madagascar?

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How does the cactus make food without leaves?

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Is the century plant an aquatic plant?

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