DR JEREMY BURGESS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR JEREMY BURGESS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Roots. Macrophotograph of the roots of a Japanese red cedar (Cryptomeria japonica). The root tips, where the growth is taking place, are tinged with pink, while the older parts of the roots are white. Roots stabilise the plant in the soil, and also to draw nutrients and water from the ground for the plant's nutrition. This is a pot-grown specimen, which accounts for the density of these small roots. Magnification: x1.2 at 35mm size.
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