Name three types of modified plant structures essential for storage of water and nutrients and provide one axample of each type?  

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The three plant structures for storing water are stems, leaves and roots.  Modified plant structures are called tubers.

An example of a modified plant structure for a stem is a potato.  We call a potato a stem tuber.  The stem has been exaggerated to allow for holding more nutrients.

A root tuber is very similar to a stem tuber.  An example of a root tuber is a sweet potato.  It is a storage root.  A bulb is also a modified stem.

A tendril is an example of a modified stem.  Tendrils are used by plants to climb.  For example, a plant may affix itself to a building or tree and climb it.