Plant structures

Necessities for Life

The Vascular System of the Plant

Xylem – transport of fluid and nutrients from root system to other parts of the plants
Phloem – involved in sugar and water transport between vascular system and plant cells

Absorption of Carbon Dioxide and Release of Oxygen

Functions of Plant Structures

Stomata – pores in cuticle that allow carbon dioxide and oxygen to pass through

Guard Cells – control the opening/closing of the stomata

Cuticle – protective outer covering of the plant that helps to prevent water loss