This plant most likely has a cuticle layer. This layer is like a waxy waterproofing layer that protects the plant from the elements. It works like a think finish over the plant as one extra layer of protection.
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These horsetail plants have a perfect example of a modified leaf. These leaves have become thin and long, I’m not sure of the purpose but if I’d ever seen a modified leaf that would be one.
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This pant has a bright vibrant green color to it which also means it has a healthy layer of cellulose protecting its internals. Cellulose is one of the most important things to greenery like this, acting as a barrier for the rest of the leaf.
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Angiosperms are defined as flowering plants, so I chose some nearby flowers from a large bush to use.
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Found this little patch of moss that I believe to be a very wet sample of ribbed bog moss growing on some bricks next to the road in Italy. This species of moss does indeed fall under the bryophyte category. (Bryophytes being known as smaller plants growing in groups in moist environments, aka most mosses […]
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