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).
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.