Do Tuberous Roots of a Sweet Potato Plant Absorb Water & Mineral Salts From the Soil?

A sweet potato develops two different root systems. The tuberous roots store food the plant produces during photosynthesis while the fibrous roots have the job of absorbing water and mineral salts.

Keywords: sweet potato tubers, sweet potato roots, sweetpotato fibrous roots

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A freelance writer, Judy Wolfe has owned Prose for the Pros, a freelance writing business, since 2006. She's been an inveterate traveler since 1961 and draws on her travel experiences to provide articles for such websites as Chincoteague Island Vacations and Berlin Dude. Wolfe holds a Bachelor of Arts in literature from California State University at Pomona.