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Simply Seaweed

Posted by Tammy Sons on 2nd Feb 2016

Friday, March 25

Have you ever wondered if plants that lived underwater still needed sun? Well, seaweed does. Even though it's an ocean plant, it still has photosynthesis. Strangely, though, it doesn't have a vascular system.

In plants, a vascular system transports sap. In humans, blood. Instead, the entire seaweed plant absorbs minerals and nutrients directly from the ocean water. That way, it does not need a system in place to carry sap through its body. Water baby's breath (Alisma subcordatum) enjoys a wet environment. Find it among our wetland plants.