Plant transportation – Phloem
Food and water are carried in plants via tubes.
Tubes that carry food (glucose/amino acids) are called phloem (phloem is pronounced flow-em).
Phloem = Flows with an F for FOOD
F is for FOOD
Food is transported along the river as it flows (phloem).
Below is a section through the stem of a plant. Phloem tubes carry dissolved food (and hormones) up and down the stem of the plant.