All About Roots

 

 A root is a part of a plant that is underground. Roots anchor the plant in the soil. The roots may be called the receiving rooms of the plant factory, for one of their chief functions is to draw water and minerals from the soil. As rainwater filters into the ground, it dissolves the minerals in the soil. The plant uses this solution for its work in making food. Roots also serve as places to store food. That’s why some roots are so nutritious to eat.

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 Plant roots are small but mighty!

In their search for nutrients and water, they have enough power to break through rocks and boulders.

A root breaking through rock.

A root breaking through rock.

The power of roots breaking through concrete a sidewalk.

The power of roots breaking through concrete a sidewalk.