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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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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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