Plants that “walk”


  Tumbleweed, also known as Russian spiny sapon, is a common plant in the Gobi. Most people call it the “wanderer” on the grassland. In late autumn every year, its stems close to the ground become very brittle and easily break when the wind blows, while the broken “ball” will roll on the grassland with the wind. . But these rolling are not “ineffective motions.” A tumbleweed is like a natural planter. There are many small and light seeds hidden at the bottom of its fruit. With the help of the wind, it continuously interacts with the ground during the rolling process. The collision causes the seeds to continuously fall out and fall into the soil, thus spreading the seeds to every corner of the grassland.

  Salsola, a plant of the genus Salsola in the Chenopodiaceae. Distributed in Northeast China, North China, Northwest China, Southwest China, Tibet, Henan, Shandong, Jiangsu and other provinces, as well as North Korea, Mongolia, Russia, Pakistan. The wild species is commonly found near villages, roadsides, and wasteland. It is a traditional wild vegetable eaten by Chinese farmers. Its habit is similar to that of tumbleweed. In August and September each year, when the salsola fruits mature, the plants begin to wither and become very fragile and fragile. After being blown off from the base of the stem by the wind, the dried salsola will roll with the wind with the mature seeds, “running” around in search of a “new home”.
Walking cactus

  Walking cactus, a plant of the genus Opuntia, is mainly distributed in the deserts of Peru, South America. This cactus can use its root system as legs and feet and slowly walk elsewhere. Its roots are composed of some soft spines, which can be blown on the ground with the wind, and settle in any situation, which is convenient for absorbing nutrients. The desert is barren and barren and lacks water. In order to find the water and nutrients it needs in order to maintain life, when it can’t live in a certain area, it has to move step by step with the wind; when it encounters suitable living conditions, Stop, use its roots composed of soft spines to “set up camp.” Because most of the nutrients it needs are drawn from the air, it can leave the soil in a short time without dying.

  Selaginella, also known as the Nine Dead Resurrection Grass, is distributed in many places in China, and abroad in Siberia, the Korean Peninsula, Japan, India, the Philippines and other places in Russia. Selaginella is known as a migrant that meets water and is mostly born on sunny mountain slopes or in arid rock crevices. Its peculiarity is that it can be “dead” and resurrected. Because it needs sufficient water to survive, when the water is insufficient, it will “self-help”, pull the roots out of the soil, and then let the whole body curl into a ball, rolling on the ground with the wind, rolling to the water If there is enough place, the ball will open quickly, and the root will dig into the soil again and settle down.

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