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How Tell if It Is a Root or a Stem

Anonymous added on September 10, 2013 | Answered

If you are given a cross section of a plant part, how would you know if that portion is a form of root or a stem?

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Answered on September 10, 2013

Not quite sure how to answer. To me, it would be about the same as the difference between fingers and toes. Stems would have nodes and end with a leaf or bloom, Roots would be white or cream usually, and have a tapered end. Stems can be different colors and square or rounded. Stems can be straight or curved. Roots can be squiggly, straight, curved or angled.

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