Plant Game

There are almost 500 different plant species in Arches National Park. To live here, they have to survive temperatures ranging from 116 degrees Fahrenheit (47 degrees Celsius) to -1 degree Fahrenheit (-18 degrees Celsius) and only four to thirteen inches (ten to thirty-three centimeters) of precipitation (rain and snow) a year.

Many plants in Arches National Park have special adaptations to survive here. Let’s look at some of these.


1. Look at the photo of the leaf below. There is something on the surface of this leaf that helps to keep it cool. Which plant part is it?
(Click on your answer below.)




What is the fuzzy stuff on this leaf?

Last updated: January 18, 2016

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