Plants are some of the most remarkable living things on the planet. Because they are rooted in one place, they must withstand the weather and must be able to get all the nutrients they need without searching for them. As a result they possess some of the strangest and most interesting adaptations. Here are a number of unusual plants that we have encountered in our travels.
First of all, I love cactus!
When we made our first cross country trip, I was intrigued by the Lone Cypress, the most western point on our journey.
The Silversword Plant lives only near the summit of Haleakala, on the island of Maui.
Giant Sequoias are the world’s largest living things.
The Giant Redwoods are the tallest plants in the world.
Mangrove Trees have aerial roots to keep them above the salt water that they live in.
In the Hoh Rain Forest, mosses are the dominant plants.
I love the effect of Spanish Moss hanging down from trees in the Deep South.
Even fossil trees are interesting.
The Tree of Life, in Disney’s Animal World, is of course manufactured, but what an incredible creation.
Imagine how difficult it is to live here..