| The plant: The living plant; The root |
|Different kinds of roots|
Some plants have very thick roots.
• These roots store up food.
• These roots are thick because they have taken up a lot of food from the soil.
The food is stored up in order to feed the whole plant.
The plant is said to have built up reserves.
For example, cassava.
• A plant that stores up reserves in thick roots has tuberous roots.