Spotting Plant Adaptations in the Field Plants, like animals have structural, behavioural and physiological adaptations. If you were trying to identify plant adaptations you could ask for no better company than a group of passionate botanists. Being out in the field with with scientists who specialise in the identification and classification of species is totally fascinating and a great way to improve your knowledge and skills. Let's have a look a few species from Stony Head and see if we can spot some of the obvious and less obvious adaptations. Activity Examine the species below and list the adaptations you notice. Think about where the plant is located and the possible conditions it might need to adapt to.