What would happen to plants if there is no sunlight?

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Depends on whether they were chlorophyll- producing plants or not

  • Tom
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    They would have to rely on artificial lighting----That works too, IF it is available.

  • 4 weeks ago

    There would be no plant with out sunlight at the beginning.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Every sort of life on earth would die in an instant without the sun it would be extremely cold.....

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Simple, They would die after a time

  • 4 weeks ago

    There would be no Photosenthesis. Pollenation hence survival

  • 4 weeks ago

    The true plants would die.  (And... so would we...) If geo-thermal energy remained, there would be some bacteria, and some creatures living off that bacteria that would survive for a while - until the oceans froze solid. 

  • keerok
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    They'd die.

    Plants produce their own food through a process called photosynthesis. As the name suggests (photo-), sunlight is essential to it.

  • 4 weeks ago

    They would die (except for mushrooms).

  • 4 weeks ago

    Somewhere around 98% of plant on the planet would die rather quickly.  Many others have evolved enough to survive off from unnatural sources of light, or through nutrients collected by other means.  Although not a plant, the great benefactors would be fungi, as they'd feast well on the decay while flourishing in the lack of light.  Fungi are fantastic survivors.

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