Carrot Anatomy

When gardening, it is good to know the parts of the vegetables you are growing.


Here are a few explanations to explain what each part is responsible for:

Hypocotyl – the stem of a germinating seedling. It is found below the cotyledons (seed leaves) and above the radicle (root).

Periderm – outer layers of tissue of woody roots and stems.

Petiole –  the transition between the stem and the leaf blade.

Phloem –  functions in trans-location and in support and storage.

Storage root – responsible for the absorption of water and inorganic nutrients, anchoring of the plant body to the ground, and supporting it, and storage of food and nutrients.

Tap root –  the central position in a line of growth or development.

Xylem -functions to transport water, but it also transports some nutrients.

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