What Is the Function of a Plant's Stem?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 9, 2020 4:46:24 PM ET
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A plant’s stem serves as the support structure for its above ground components and as a conduit through which water and nutrients can travel. When a stem is green due to the presence of chlorophyll, it also produces food. In some plant species, the stem stores energy or food for future use.

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