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Why do submerged plants not need a large amount of supporting tissue?

Question asked by: knowitall

Interesting question.

The answer is that submerged plants need less support systems due to the buoyancy of water.

In other words, water has a natural force upwards that helps to lift the plants up.

However on land you are always fighting against gravity which keeps you firmly rooted on the ground and therefore you need a more rigid support system, that is not needed in water.

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