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What is the function of a stem in a plant?



What is the function of a stem in a plant?


Grade:upto college level

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Deepak Patra
askIITians Faculty 471 Points
9 years ago

The main function of a stem in plants is that it helps in the conduction of water and minerals from the roots to the leaves and other parts of plants. It also provides support to branches, leaves, flowers, fruits, and buds of plants.

Adarsh
733 Points
7 years ago
Stems have four main functions which are: Support for and the elevation of leaves, flowers and fruits. The stems keep the leaves in the light and provide a place for the plant to keep its flowers and fruits. Transport of fluids between the roots and the shoots in the xylem and phloem.

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