What are the jobs of the plant's roots?

1 Answer
Feb 28, 2017

Roots play the important role of providing a secure supply of nutrients and water as well as anchorage and support.


Major functions of the root are :-
1) It absorbs water and inorganic nutrients.
2) it supports and anchors the plant body to the ground.
3) It stores food and nutrients.
4) It helps in vegetative reproduction.

Roots also protect the environment by holding the soil to prevent soil erosion.

Several roots are edible and many have medicinal properties.
Legumes have nitrogen fixing nodules in their roots and are often termed as green manure..