May 24, 2010

Plants 1

Modified stems.

Modified roots.
Environmental adaptations may result in roots being modified for a variety of functions. Many modified roots are aerial roots that are above the ground during normal development.

An overview of a flowering plant.
The plant body is divided into a root system and a shoot system, connected by vascular tissue (purple strands in this diagram) that is continuous throughout the plant. The plant shown is an idealized eudicot.