Plants absorb water from their root hairs on the root via osmosis, it is then transported to other parts of the plant (through the nextwork of xylem vessels) through a combination of capiliary action and "transiprational pull"
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Do plants absorb phosphate from the soil or from the water?
The plants absorb minerals from the soil, since it is wet. When the soil is dry, there is no way for plants to absorb anything. That's what rain do, by making the soil wet, so that plants can absorb minerals through their roots. ...