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A fibrous root system (sometimes also called adventitious root system) is the opposite of a tap root system. It is usually formed by thin, moderately branching roots growing from the stem. The dandelions taproot, quite apparent in this drawing, renders this plant very difficult to uproot – the plant itself gives way, but the root stays in the ground and may sprout again. ... Primary and secondary roots in a cotton plant In vascular plants, the root is that organ of a plant body that typically lies below the surface of the soil (compare with stem). ... A stem is the main axis of a vascular plant that is divided into nodes and internodes and has one or more leaves or buds at the nodes. ...


A fibrous root system is universal in monocotyledonous plants and ferns, and is also common in dicotyledonous plants. Orders Base Monocots: Acorus Alismatales Asparagales Dioscoreales Liliales Pandanales Family Petrosaviaceae Commelinids: Arecales Commelinales Poales Zingiberales Family Dasypogonaceae The Monocotyledons or monocots are an extremely important group of flowering plants, dominating great parts of the earth and with many economically important plants. ... Classes Psilotopsida Equisetopsida Marattiopsida Polypodiopsida A fern is any one of a group of about 20,000 species of plants classified in the phylum or division Pteridophyta, also known as Filicophyta. ... Orders See text. ...


Most trees begin life with a taproot, but after one to a few years change to a wide-spreading fibrous root system with mainly horizontal surface roots and only a few vertical, deep anchoring roots. A typical mature tree 30-50 m tall has a root system that extends horizontally in all directions as far as the tree is tall or more, but well over 95% of the roots are in the top 50 cm depth of soil. For other uses, see Tree (disambiguation). ...


A few plants with fibrous root systems:

Gabrielle is a womans name, originally the French feminine form of Gabriel, which meant man of god in Hebrew. ... Classes Marattiopsida Osmundopsida Gleicheniopsida Pteridopsida A fern, or pteridophyte, is any one of a group of some twenty thousand species of plants classified in the Division Pteridophyta, formerly known as Filicophyta. ... Binomial name Trifolium repens L. White Clover (Trifolium repens) is a species of clover native to Europe, North Africa, and West Asia. ... Species About 20, see text : also numerous garden hybrids and cultivars The marigolds, genus Calendula L., are a genus of about 20 species of annual or perennial herbaceous plants in the daisy family Asteraceae, native to the Mediterranean region and Macaronesia. ...

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Fibrous root system - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography (185 words)
A fibrous root system (sometimes also called adventitious root system) is the opposite of a tap root system.
A fibrous root system is universal in monocotyledonous plants and ferns, and is also common in dicotyledonous plants.
A typical mature tree 30-50 m tall has a root system that extends horizontally in all directions as far as the tree is tall or more, but well over 95% of the roots are in the top 50 cm depth of soil.
Fibrous root system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (168 words)
A fibrous root system (sometimes also called adventitious root system) is the opposite of a tap root system.
A fibrous root system is universal in monocotyledonous plants and ferns, and is also common in dicotyledonous plants.
A typical mature tree 30-50 m tall has a root system that extends horizontally in all directions as far as the tree is tall or more, but well over 95% of the roots are in the top 50 cm depth of soil.
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