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Plants of the Deserts

Deserts are the home to many living things. Only tropical rainforests have more plant and animal species than deserts.

How do you think plants grow in a place that is very, very dry?

Desert plants have adaptations -- traits that help the plant survive in its harsh environment. The two main adaptations are:

Desert plants often look different than all other plants. Take a look! Click on the questions to your left to learn more about desert plants and see their pictures.

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