What are Woody Stems?
Woody Stems are the stems of plants who have been growing for two years
or more. After two years, a plant's stem thickens to accommodate
growth and increased circulation in a plant. Probably the most obvious
example of a woody stem is a tree trunk. Trees are a special woody
stem and consequently have unique parts that other woody stems do not.
For example, a tree contains heartwood, sapwood, and cork. Even so,
it is not uncommon for woody stems to start out as a bush or plant and
eventually grow into a tree.
of Stem Parts:
a. Cork = protection
b. Cambium = forms new cells
c. Xylem = carries water
d. Phloem = carries food
e. Cortex = stores food
f. Pith = stores food
Katie's Herbaceous Stems
Andrea's woody stem