What does the image below represents?

  1. Stem absorbs nutrients and water.
  2. Roots absorb nutrients and water.
  3. Leaves absorb nutrients and water.
  4. Fruit absorbs nutrients and water.


Vegetable plants transpire water from their leaves, creating suction on the water at the root surface that draws the nutritious surface soil solution toward the plant roots.

The correct answer is: Roots absorb nutrients and water.

    • Most nutrients are absorbed through root hairs near the very tip of the roots.
    • Root hairs are ultra-fine roots that have a large surface area, allowing them to absorb even more water.
    • The majority of plants also partner with different fungi to absorb even more nutrients from the water in the soil.