What is the importance of water for plant life?

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What is the importance of water for plant life?
Answer:
Water is very essential for the survival and growth of plants.

  • Seeds germinate in the presence of water.
  • Water helps in the growth of plants.
  • Plants manufacture their food by the process of photosynthesis in the presence of sunlight, carbon dioxide, water and a green pigment called chlorophyll.
  • Water dissolves the nutrients present in the soil which is then transported to the various parts of the plant.
  • Water provides a medium for transportation of food and minerals within the plant.
  • Water also helps in maintenance of the plant structure by providing appropriate pressure to the plant tissues.