fibrous root system


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fibrous root system

a root system composed mainly of branches rather than of one principal root. Such fibrous systems are found in many herbaceous PERENNIALS, especially the grasses, and are important in soil formation and fertility.
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Monocots (1 cotyledon) Dicots (2 cotyledons) Usually herbaceous Herbaceous or woody Linear leaves with parallel veins Leaves with netted venation Vascular bundles scattered in stem Vascular bundles in a ring Fibrous root system Taproot system Hypogeal germination Usually epigeal germination
Having such a large fibrous root system close to the soil surface is very important for plants in environments with relatively little rainfall.
They form a fibrous root system, adequate for reducing soil erosion and removing excess nitrogen.
If buying a bare-rooted tree, make sure that it has a good fibrous root system, which has been kept moist.
A ADRIENNE SAYS: Privet's hungry, fibrous root system makes it hard for nearby plants to establish themselves as the privet takes all the moisture and nutrients from the soil.
The two different classes of roots used to classify plants are plants with a tap root system and plants with a fibrous root system.
It has a fibrous root system and can tolerate high heat and dry conditions.
But falcata has a more fibrous root system that's unlike other alfalfas and more like grass," says Schuman.
Perhaps the durability comes from its fibrous root system, which allows it to be easily transplanted.
Warm season grasses have the most extensive fibrous root system -- they are the biggest contributor in adding structure to the soil and offer most of the erosion protection.
If you're buying a bare-rooted tree, make sure it has a good fibrous root system which is moist.
Rye-grass characteristically has a fibrous root system with many fine, long and aggressive roots, and Melaleuca armillaris is a woody plant with a taproot system that has the potential to enter small cracks and expand through secondary growth.