Watch the digital story called
"Stems" to learn more about what they do for the plant.
Stems are parts of plants. The stem is located between the
roots and the leaves of the plant. They grow under and above
ground. Some plants have soft stems and
others have hard stems. The trunk of a tree is an example of a hard
stem, while the stem of a Wildflower would be considered soft.
The stem helps the plant in a couple of ways. First, the stem
holds up the
plant. It also holds the leaves up to the sunlight. Next, the
stem is the passage way that allows water and food to travel to the
various parts of the plant. Water moves up from the stem,
traveling from the roots to the leaves. Food from the leaves
moves down the stem and to the roots.
We eat the stems of many plants. Can you guess which ones?