Xylem is the tissue that helps in the transport of water and dissolved substances throughout the plant. Xylem is located in the roots, stems and leaves of the plant.
Components of xylem
Xylem composed of four elements
- Xylem vessels
- Xylem fibres
- Xylem parenchyma
Xylem tissue consists of a variety of specialized, water-conducting cells known as tracheary elements. All the components of the xylem except xylem parenchyma are dead, hence xylem is non-living tissue.