Why do many floating plants have waxy and hairy leaves?
To minimize the absorption of water from the free surface of leaves.
Plants have leaves to undergo photosynthesis which is good for us n the world While most plants have leaves and would not grow without them, there are many kinds of leafless plants. These include such plants as cactus and asparagus, whose photosynthesis takes place in specialized cells consisting of stem-like material, and there are some parasitic plants that intertwine with other plants and tap into their hosts for nutrients.
Air goes into the leaves and into the stem therefore Providing the plant with support so the it floats and can stand tall against the force of gravity. Other water plants like lily pads have large leaves so they float. Many water plants have waxy surfaces so as to repel extra water. Other water plant adaptations include having few roots and root hairs. Plans in the water take in nutrients through through their leaves so…
Yes, many plants are mistaken for poison ivy. Plants like raspberry and strawberry plants also have three leaves. If you're not sure if a plant that's growing is poison ivy, look for these signs: stems should be glossly, the stem shouldn't have throns, new leaves on the plant should take a redish color, leaves should look shiny or waxy and big leaves might have notches.
five Cannabis plants can have leaves with from 3 to 11 individual 'fingers' on them. Leaves vary depending on strain in both width of each leaf-finger and in numbers of leaf-fingers. Cannabis sativa will have leaves that are long and thin, like "The Cryptkeeper's" fingers and cannabis indica will have wide leaves like big slightly rounded paddles.
Energizing food for the cactus is made in the stem instead of the leaves. Plants make foods from the photosynthetic interaction of water and dissolved nutrients with sunlight. For many plants, that interaction takes place in the leaves. But a cactus plant doesn't have a large enough surface for the interaction to take place in their spiny equivalents of leaves.