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THE STRUCTURE OF A FLOWERING PLANT
· Roots: Anchor the plant to the ground. Absorb water and minerals.
· Stems: Support the aerial parts of the plant. Transport water and food up and down.
· Leaves: Make food (by photosynthesis). Allow gas exchange.
· Flowers: Produce seeds (reproduction).…read more

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TRANSPIRATION
· The flow of water through a plant involves the following stages:
· 1. Water enters into the roots.
· 2. Water enters a plant tissue called xylem (Xylem forms a series of hollow tubes found throughout the
plant)
· 3. Water passes up the stem in xylem.
· 4. Water passes out through openings called stomata on the underside of a leaf.
· Minerals (such as nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium) enter plants through the roots.
· Minerals are transported through plants, dissolved in water in xylem.
· The functions of transpiration are:
· 1. To supply the leaves with water.
· 2. To supply minerals to the leaves.…read more

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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN XYLEM AND PHLOEM
· Food passes from the leaves to all the parts of a plant in a tissue called phloem.
· Xylem is the tissue that carries water and dissolved materials in plants.
· Phloem is the tissue that carries food in plants.…read more

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