Here is another plant adaptation for our Mediterranean climate. Small hairs on the leaf (called trichomes) help keep the plant cool and protect it from the sun. The hairs reduce the rate of water loss (through transpiration) by deflecting the effects of wind, heat, and direct sunlight. Sycamore leaves are also hairy. Similarly, the hair on our own heads also serves the same purpose.
Plant Adaptations: Hairy Leaves
on April 20, 2022 with No Comments