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wetland plants (DOC)


In the wetlands you will find a very diverse population of plants. Many
of them you can’t find anywhere else. It is estimated that 30% of the
plants in the world are found in the wetlands. This is why it is such a
major concern that they are being destroyed. Many of these plants have
adaptation capabilities but not when their environment is being so
rapidly destroyed.
These plants do much more than just survive in that habitat. They are
able to filter the air we breathe so that it is much better than it would
otherwise be. As the wetlands are destroyed the amount of carbon dioxide
that stays in the air is too high for our comfort. This can result in
more people having asthma and serious breathing problems.
These wetland plants are also able to capture wind and water that would
otherwise result in damages such as ruining crops from the powerful gusts
or flooding from too much water getting into certain areas. The exact
types of plants that will grow in a certain wetlands area vary
significantly. Some of them are only known to grow in one certain area of
the wetlands. Others seem to be growing like crazy everywhere you look to
take an inventory of them at wetland locations.
Some of the most valuable plants in these wetland areas aren’t easily
identified for that reason though. They may be viewed as weeds and
rubbish. It is only once you learn about the various characteristics of
wetland plants that you will see them for what they really are. This type
of research can be very involved but also a very interesting hobby to
pick up.
There is definitely a diverse population of great plants to be found in
the wetlands. Seeing them destroyed and becoming extinct isn’t what we
want to do with our world. We also need to fully understand all of the
benefits that they wetlands offer us. The plants are just a small part of
the entire make up of this environment. Each aspect of it depends on
others. If you destroy the plants in these locations it isn’t just the
quality of the air that will suffer. You also risk the animals that
survive in the wetlands by eating such plants to die off as well.

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