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    hi, just need a little help with this question
    its about how a plant is adapted...

    Ribwort Plantain is a grassland species, it grows low to the ground with leaves radiating out from a small growing tip in the centre to form a rosette. the roots grow downwards.

    Suggest why this pattern of growth is a good structual adaptation to living in a grassland habitat that is grazed by sheep and cattle.

    pictures: http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgur...:0&tx=69&ty=52

    Picture: http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgur...iw=979&bih=582

    i think these are the only pictures that really show how the plant is described.

    thank u
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    -The leaves have a large surface area to volume ratio, maximising light absorption in photosynthesis.
    -The shape of the plant protects it from trampling by cattle, hence increasing chance of survival.
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    (Original post by kbountra)
    -The leaves have a large surface area to volume ratio, maximising light absorption in photosynthesis.
    -The shape of the plant protects it from trampling by cattle, hence increasing chance of survival.
    thank you

    i was thinking also that the cattle will find it hard to eat it, because it's so low on the ground = increased chance of survival

    also the roots grow downwards = harder to get uprooted by cattle
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    (Original post by Princess Kawaii)
    thank you

    i was thinking also that the cattle will find it hard to eat it, because it's so low on the ground = increased chance of survival

    also the roots grow downwards = harder to get uprooted by cattle
    I would agree with both of those points too
 
 
 
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