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Functions of Plants Roots. A92-A94. Vascular Plants. Vascular plants have tubes. These tubes can be found in roots, stems, and leaves. The tubes form a network to carry water and nutrients throughout the plant. Function of Roots.

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Functions of plants roots

Functions of PlantsRoots

A92-A94


Vascular plants
Vascular Plants

  • Vascular plants have tubes.

  • These tubes can be found in roots, stems, and leaves.

  • The tubes form a network to carry water and nutrients throughout the plant.


Function of roots
Function of Roots

  • Plant roots form an anchor for the plant – preventing them from falling over in high winds.

  • Most roots spread as far as the plant is tall.

  • Roots take in water and nutrients through the soil using root hairs.


Function of roots1
Function of Roots

  • Different types of roots are adapted to different environments.

    • Desert plants have roots which spread far from the plant but stay near the surface.

    • These roots are able to take in large amounts of water.


Function of roots2
Function of Roots

  • Forest trees have deep roots because there is more water in the soil.


Function of roots3
Function of Roots

  • In a tropical rainforest, some roots attach themselves to trees and take in water directly from the moist air.


Common parts
Common Parts

  • Types of Roots

    • Fibrous roots - resemble tree branches

    • Taproot – a single, thick root, usually deep within the ground


Common parts1
Common Parts

  • Types of Roots

    • Prop roots – begin above the ground, help plants grow in wet, loose soil


Storage roots
Storage Roots

  • Storage roots, sometimes called tubers, store extra food and water to help them survive changes in their environments.

    • Examples: beets, carrots, sweet potatoes, and turnips.

    • Most have a sweet taste.