What are the functions of roots in plants?

  1. Anchoring the plant Roots help to anchor the plant firmly into the ground.
  2. Absorption of water and nutrients from the soil They help plants to absorb water and nutrients from the soil, which are essential for their survival.
  3. Preventing soil erosion They help to bind the soil particles together, thereby preventing them from being carried away by water or wind.
  4. Sometimes roots are modified to perform various other functions like reproduction, nutrition, etc.