What are Roots and their Function in Angiosperms

Roots and their Function in Angiosperms

 

Root is underground part of a plant.

 

Function:

 

They not only fix the plant firmly into the soil but also absorb water and essential salts for growth of plant.

 

Types:-

 

There are two types of roots, which are as under:

 

1 Tap Roots:

 

The first root, which is formed by the radical of seed, is called primary root. This may give rise to secondary and tertiary roots. If primary roots persists and becomes thicker than it is called tap roots.

 

  1. Adventitious Roots:

 

The roots, which originate from parts of plant (stem or leaves) other than radical of seed is called adventitious root.

 

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