Water is absorbed from the soil into the roots of a plant.
Water travels through long, thin tubes running up from the roots through the stems and leaves called xylem.
Water moves up the xylem through a process called capillary action.
How is water transported through a plant?
Overall, water is transported in the plant through the combined efforts of individual cells and the conductive tissues of the vascular system. It is carried upward through the xylem by transpiration, and then passed into the leaves along another water potential gradient.
How does water move from roots to leaves?
Water moves from the roots to the leaves through tissue called the xylem, in a process called transpiration. As water evaporates out of the leaf, more water is ‘pulled upwards’ to replace what has been lost.
How does water leave the plant?
Water enters the plant at the roots and is transported through the part of the plant circulatory system called the xylem. Water leaves the leaves through tiny openings called stomata. Most plants lose the majority of their water during transpiration.