Parts of the Plant at Lexington!

This week at Lexington we learned about the parts of a plant. We talked about the role of each part of the plant in helping it grow! We learned that….

Roots Absorb water and nutrients from the soil for the plants, give the plant a foundation

Stem Transports nutrients up to the rest of the plant, gives the plant structure

Leaves Wide surface area to get sunlight to perform photosynthesis

Flowers Attracts bees, birds, and pollinators to distribute new seeds OR Fruits Protects new seeds!

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We also planted some new Swiss chard seedlings from the Enrich LA seedling bank. Happy gardening!

-Ranger Claire

Claire Heddles

Claire is a researcher and sociologist who grew up in Tucson, AZ. She loves being outside and sharing the joy of growing with the kids at Utah Street School.