Plant roots, 19th century

Plant roots, 19th century

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Caption: Plant roots, 19th-century artwork. The roots of a plant are the means by which it obtains water and mineral nutrients from soil or the air. Roots form many specialised subtypes. Other underground structures formed by plants are tubers and rhizomes. Artwork from 'Encyclopaedia Metropolitana', an encyclopedia published in London between 1817 and 1845. Thirty volumes were issued in 59 parts, with 22,426 pages and 565 plates. This plate is dated 1829.

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