2 Main Plant TissuesDermal Tissue - covers the outside of the plant & protects itGround Tissue - inside the dermal tissue; provides support, stores materials & is the site of photosynthesisVascular Tissue - transports water & nutrients throughout the plantXylem transports waterPhloem transports food
3 RootsRoots anchor plants & absorb mineral nutrients from the soil
4 Root Parts 1. Root cap covers the tip & protects the growing part of the rootroot cap
5 .2. Apical meristem is where growth occurs.Apicalmeristem
6 3. Vascular cylinder is in the center of the root & contains xylem and phloem
7 .4. Root hairs increase surface area to absorb water & nutrients.