Carrot Labeled Diagram

Carrot labeled diagram

A carrot is a root vegetable that is commonly eaten raw or cooked in a variety of dishes. Here is a brief description of the labeled parts of a carrot:

  • Root: The main edible portion of the carrot, which grows underground and is tapered at the tip.
  • Taproot: The large central root that gives rise to smaller roots and secondary taproots.
  • Crown: The point where the top of the carrot meets the leaves.
  • Stalk: The slender, green stem that grows from the crown and supports the leaves.
  • Leaf: The green, feathery foliage that grows from the stalk and is used in photosynthesis.
  • Petiole: The stalk that attaches the leaf to the main stem.
  • Blade: The flat, expanded part of the leaf that is used in photosynthesis.
  • Vein: The network of thin, branching lines that run through the blade and carry water and nutrients.
  • Taper: The gradual decrease in diameter from the top to the bottom of the carrot.
  • Skin: The outer layer of the carrot that is typically orange, but may also be yellow, purple, or white.
  • Core: The central portion of the carrot that is typically lighter in color than the outer portion.
  • Tip: The pointed end of the carrot opposite the root end.

These are the main labeled parts of a carrot. Different varieties of carrots may have variations in size, shape, and color, but these basic parts are common to all.