Brittebush

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by GeekyPanda9
Last updated 5 years ago

Discipline:
Science
Subject:
Botany
Grade:
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Brittebush

Desert Tortoises use their strong forelimbs to burrow underground to stay cool during the hot hours of the desert. They stay in their burrows in for most of their life and mostly only come out for food and water.

They also don't lose water to their bladder since it can be withdrawn to be used again. This is very helpful with the scarcity of water in the Sonoran Desert. The Desert Tortoise also hibernates during the cold, long winter to survive the weather and scarcity of edible food.

The bush secretes a poisonous chemical when rainwater runs off the leaves. The toxin stops the growth of plant seeds around it.

The brittlebush's leaves have tiny hairs that act like an insulating layer against the heat and the cold. The light color reflects the heat also, so that it can stay cool in the hot, dry climate.

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Desert Tortoise

Brittebush


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