Sicilian sun – Tomato root

Roots are the underground arm of plants, absorbing and transporting water and minerals to the stems and leaves. Here we see a root in section, a microscopic view used to classify flowering plants into dicots and monocots. The tomato root is a dicot.

The mandala is a spiritual symbol or diagram used to aid meditation and relaxation. The regular pattern of the tomato root can have a similarly mesmerising effect.