Short answer question: What is the function of a stem in a plant?
The part of a plant that rises vertically up from the ground is called the stem. The main functions of the stem of a plant are: (i) It holds the plant erect from the ground. (ii) It carries water and minerals from the roots to the leaves and other parts of the plant. (iii) It carries food from leaves to other parts of the plant. (iv) It provides support to the shoot of the plant.