A collection of parts of a plant diagrams are available in the following 101 Diagramss to help you learn about the parts of the plant. The images that we have collected in the following images below show basic components of a plant. A plant is made up of different parts where the main parts are the roots, the leaves, and the stem. Each part of the plants has its own use and function. Take a look at the following simple illustration of the plant structures.
In the parts of a plant diagram above, shown the basic structures that make up a plant. Roots act like straws absorbing water and minerals from the soil. Tiny root hairs stick out of the root, helping in the absorption. They help to anchor the plant in the soil so it does not fall over and store extra food for future use. On the other hand, stems support the plant. They act like the plant’s plumbing system, conducting water and nutrients from the roots and food in the form of glucose from the leaves to other plant parts. Stems can be herbaceous like the bendable stem of a daisy or woody like the trunk of an oak tree. More structure diagrams of a plant are posted below.
Most plants’ food is made in their leaves which are designed to capture sunlight which the plant uses to make food through a process called photosynthesis. Flowers are the reproductive part of most plants which contain pollen and tiny eggs called ovules. After pollination of the flower and fertilization of the ovule, the ovule develops into a fruit. Fruit also provides a covering for seeds, they can be fleshy like an apple or hard like a nut. Meanwhile seeds contain new plants and their halves contain food which supplies energy and materials for growth until the plant grows its first leaves above the ground.
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