Cactus plant spines

Cactus plant spines

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Caption: Cactus plant spines. Cacti are adapted to arid environments, and have tissues that minimise water loss. Cactus leaves are reduced to narrow spines, and the plant surface is covered in a thick, waxy outer layer. Many cacti also have a means of storing water. Photographed in Spain.

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Keywords: arid adapted, botanical, botany, cacti, cactus, close-up, europe, european, flora, green, hot climate, nature, plant, spain, spanish, species, spines, succulent, type, types, varieties

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