Unformatted text preview: below the leaf? Flowers (which are actually just modified leaves) serve a reproductive function and may also be found on the shoot. The root system anchors the plant in the soil and facilitates the uptake of water and minerals from the surrounding soil. Label the long primary root and the lateral roots extending away from the primary root. How do you think the root grows through the soil, from the tip or from the base? Where are the lateral roots located, near the tip or base of the root?...
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- Fall '11
- Biology, Plant morphology, Plant stem, Lateral Roots, long primary root