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Plant transportation - Xylem

Food and water are carried in plants via tubes.

Tubes that carry water are called xylem tubes (Xylem is pronounced zye-lem).

Xylem tubes carry minerals and water through the stem from the roots

There are water xylophones (xylem carries water).


Below is a section through the stem of a plant. This shows the phloem tubes and xylem tubes passing through the stem of the plant. Xylem tubes carry water (and minerals) from the roots up through the stem.

Cross section of a stem showing the xylem and phloem tubes, showing the directing of flow

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