Locophora willamsii is an autotrophic organism, meaning it makes its own food. Peyote obtains nutrients by utilizing both the process of photosynthesis and Crassulacean acid metabolism. Photosynthesis is a process many people are familiar with. Photosynthesis can be simplified as the conversion of light energy into chemical energy that is stored in sugars or other organic compounds. The formula for photosynthesis and a simplified chart can be seen below.

6CO2 + 6H2O + light energy Þ C6H12O6 + 6O2 + H2 O


Image of photosynthesis obtained from wiki commons

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