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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536

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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
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FIGURE 7.20 Desert vegetation is well adapted to arid conditions, yet it also responds well to occasional precipitation. After a recent rainfall, the desert plants here in Big Bend National Park have become greener and will come into bloom.

What physical characteristics of cacti help them to survive the heat, drought, and evaporation rates of the desert?

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The physical characteristics of cacti help them to survive the heat, drought, and evaporation rates of the desert.

Explanation

Deserts contain sparse vegetation and huge areas may be sand, gravel, or barren bedrock. The plants that exist in desert regions are xerophytes and the plants that are well adapted to extreme drought conditions...

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