Define plasticity and give one example.


How can heterophylly be an example of plasticity?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 11th Jul, 2014, 01:19: PM

Expert Answer:

Plasticity is the ability of plants to respond to the environment or phases of life or to form different structures by following different pathways.

Terrestrial plants have different shapes of leaves, and the leaves of aquatic plants also show different shapes in their life cycle.


A coriander leaf in the juvenile stage looks different from the mature leaf.

Answered by  | 11th Jul, 2014, 03:19: PM