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Parts of a root

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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.