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close this book The plant: The living plant; The root
close this folder The root
close this folder Different kinds of roots
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Tuberous 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.


Cassava roots

• A plant that stores up reserves in thick roots has tuberous roots.