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Why are cactus prickly?


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Answered 2008-11-30 15:34:16

The spines of the cactus are actually their leaves. They are so sharp and prickly to reduce the amount of surface area so they don't lose too much water in their native arid climates.

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Answered 2020-05-14 00:29:10

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Answered 2020-04-28 10:02:14

Why are cacti prickly

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Answered 2020-05-14 00:28:46

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