why do aquatic plants have poorly developed root system?

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The primary function of roots in aquatic plants is anchorage and not absorption. As aquatic plants remains surrounded by water therefore loss of water will not be concerning factor. This is the reason why roots are often reduced or lacking in submerged aquatic plants.

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because there is a lot of water in the surroundings of aquatic plants, thus, they dont need much water. Therefore, they have a poorly developed root system.
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in hydrophytes root system is poorly developed because they are present in water itself .they are poorly developed or absent in some plants.
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because they are in water and what is the use of stem there
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