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Wildflower seed bed
Annual wildflowers are drought escapers, able to wait out years of drought as dormant seeds. Spring blossoms will carpet the desert only in those years having the right combination of rain and warmth. But it is probable that even in a good year some seeds of most species remain dormant underground, a "seed bank" to ensure future survival.
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Wildflower SurvialA key to plant survival is is the ability to reproduce. The reproduction of most annual and perennial species is dependant on ...
Plant AdaptationsAn overview of desert plant adaptations
Plant AdaptationsSpecific examples of plant adaptations for survival