The main functions of the stem are to provide support for plant leaves, transport minerals and water from the soil and carry sugar or glucose made in the leaves to other plant part...
. Flax stem cross-section, showing locations of underlying tissues. Ep =
epidermis; C = cortex; BF = bast fibres; P = phloem; ...
Learn more about functions of stems in the Boundless open textbook. ... Plant
stems always have nodes (points of attachments for leaves, roots, and flowers)
Helpful terms. Herbaceous: Plants with stems that are usually soft and bendable.
Herbaceous stems die back to the ground every year. Woody: Plants with stems ...
The stem is the stalk of a plant or the main trunk of a tree. The stem conducts
water, minerals, and food to other parts of the plant; it may also store food, and ...
Function. Framework for leaves, flowers and seeds; Continuation of vascular
system carrying water and minerals from the soil, and ...
Plant Parts - Stems. Stems carry water and nutrients taken up by the roots to the
leaves. Then the food produced by the leaves moves to other parts of the plant.
The plant stem is a part of the shoot system in the angiosperms. It has several
classifications, consists of different parts, and performs various functions.
Have you ever wondered how a plant stays upright without falling over? In this
lesson you will learn the different parts of a plant stem. In...
Plant stems perform two basic functions: they support the leaves and flowers and
they carry water and food from place to place within the plant. A typical stem is ...