Learning about roots and why they are important science lesson
What do roots do?
Roots hold the plant firmly to the soil
Tap roots are good at anchoring the plant. Plants like mango, carrot and neem have tap roots
Fibrous roots have no main roots, but have a number of roots that grow out the stem. Fibrous roots are good for holding soil in place
Roots use the root hairs to take water and minerals from the soil and pass them to the stem
Roots can be used for storing food such as carrot, cassava, potato, sweet potato, radish and turnip.
Roots of the mangrove tree are used to help the tree breath.
Roots of the money plant, ivy and orchid are used to clasp to other trees or other objects.
Roots of the banyan tree, called prop roots are used for holding the trunk more firmly to the ground.
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