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Xylem

Tissue through which water and minerals flow up through the plant

Cortex

A layer just inside the epidermis of roots and stems. It stores food.

Epidermis

The outermost layer of a root, stem or leaf.

Root cap

A thin covering made up a cells. it protects the root tip as it grows into the soil.

Cambium

A layer that separates the xylem from the phloem. The cambium is where new xylem and phloem grow.

Phloem

Tissue through which food from the leaves moves down through a plant.

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