Plant Anatomy

Plant Anatomy
Have you ever visited a doctor? If you have, you have visited a person who is
an expert on human anatomy. This means that doctors know a lot about the
parts of the human body and what each part does!
We are not the only living things that have parts, however. Plants also have
many different parts and each part has its own function, or job. Today we are
going to learn about plant anatomy. Most plants have four basic parts: stems,
leaves, flowers, and roots. Each of these parts has a unique function or
The roots of a plant are located under ground. They anchor the plant and
absorb water and minerals, or nutrients from the soil. These nutrients then
travel to other parts of the plant by way of the stem. The stem provides support
for the plant and is filled with tiny tubes that carry the life-giving nutrients from
the roots to the leaves. Growing out of the stem are leaves. The leaves are the
part of the plant that make food. This food-making process is called
photosynthesis and it occurs in all green plants. The flower is another basic part
of many plants. The flower’s main function is to make seeds so that the life
cycle of the plant can continue.