Find answers, ask questions, and connect with our
community around the world.

Activity Discussion Environment Plants & Photosynthesis Reply To: Plants & Photosynthesis

  • Umme

    June 24, 2024 at 5:58 pm
    Not Helpful

    No, not all plants undergo photosynthesis. While the majority of plants are capable of photosynthesis, there are exceptions. For example, certain parasitic plants, such as the dodder plant, have lost the ability to photosynthesize and rely entirely on obtaining nutrients from host plants. These parasitic plants extract water, minerals, and carbohydrates from their hosts, bypassing the need for photosynthesis.

    Additionally, there are some non-photosynthetic plants, like certain species of orchids, that lack chlorophyll and cannot produce their own energy through photosynthesis. Instead, these plants rely on obtaining nutrients from organic matter in their environment, such as decaying plant material or fungi.

    Overall, while photosynthesis is the primary mode of energy production for the majority of plants, there are exceptions in which plants have evolved alternative strategies to survive and obtain the necessary nutrients for their growth and development.

For Worksheets & PrintablesJoin Now