TRANSPORT IN FLOWERING PLANTS

Why do plants need a transport system? 

-      To provide a way of carrying water and ions from the root to the leaves.

-      To provide a way of carrying sugars and amino acids from the leaves to other parts of the plant.

-      If necessary, from storage organs to the leaves when it is not photosynthesizing.

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What tissues of the plant make the transport system?

The two vascular tissues of flowering plants involved in transporting materials around the plant are:-

1.       Xylem – transports water and dissolved minerals from the roots up the stem and leaves. (Also xylem gives support to the plant).

2.      Phloem – transport food (mainly sugar and amino acids)

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