Adaptation

  • January 13, 2020
  • Tucson, Arizona
  • Saguaro National Park

Adaptation keeps plants alive. Creosote trees have minuet wax-like coated leaves. Even with the leaves shed during droughts, photosynthesis can still occur as the green bark is rich in chloroform.

The trunk of a Saguaro tree is pleated. During rain, water is stored in expandable pleats which actually increase the circumference of the trunk.

  1. Creosote tree
  2. Minuet Creosote leaves
  3. Saguaro