Introduction to Plant Structures

Identify basic common structures of plants

While individual plant species are unique, all share a common structure: a plant body consisting of stems, roots, and leaves. They all transport water, minerals, and sugars produced through photosynthesis through the plant body in a similar manner. All plant species also respond to environmental factors, such as light, gravity, competition, temperature, and predation.

What You’ll Learn to Do

  • Discuss features of plant cells
  • Identify the different tissue types and organ systems in plants
  • Describe the main function and basic structure of stems
  • Identify the structure and function of a typical leaf
  • Identify the two types of root systems

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this section include the following:

  • Plant Cells
  • Plant Tissues and Organs
  • Stems
  • Leaves
  • Roots
  • Self Check: Plant Structures