ROOTS OF A PLANT

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ROOTS OF A PLANT

ROOTS

FUNCTIONS OF STEM

·      Roots lies below the surface of the soil.

·      They hold the plant firmly in place.

·      Its main function is to absorb water and nutrients for the plant.

·      They store food and nutrients and provide support to the plant. 

·      Some aerial roots support plants to bear the weight of the branches. For example, prop roots of banyan tree and stilt root of screw-pine. 

·      Roots of many plants are eaten as food such as beetroot, radish, carrot etc.

 

TAP ROOTS:

·   It consists of one main long thick root growing downwards from which many thinner roots develop.

·     Examples: sugar, beet or carrot, bean, tea, peepal etc.

 

 FIBROUS ROOTS:

·     In case of fibrous root there is no main root.

·     Example: lilies, grasses, wheat, rice, palm etc. 

 


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