Roots

By DiAngel Parks

ALL ABOUT ROOTS

*Anchor plant into ground

*Absorb water and nutrients from the soil

*Store extra food

*The more surface area on the root, the more water and nutrients it can absorb.

*Roots Hairs- increase surface area

*Fibrous Roots- consists of several main roots that branch off to form a mass of roots (grass, corn, some trees )

*Taproots- consists of one large, main root with smaller roots branching off (carrots, dandelions, cacti)