How do cohesion and adhesion help plants transport water?

1 Answer
Feb 7, 2016

Through capillary action


We know water is polar and some ways it is polar is by being both adhesive and cohesive.

The adhesion helps the transportation of sticking in the stems, while cohesion pulls the water down into the roots.

This is called capillary action and this process helps plants collect the necessary nutrients from water as it transports down the stem.

Hope this helped!