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 must be protected from frost, and when planting out in April or May, the tap root should be pinched out to ensure the development of a more fibrous root system.
Azaleas have an extensive fibrous root system and are often very tightly packed into their pots, with the result they dry out easily.
Its extensive fibrous root system can take up excess water and nitrogen in a vineyard.
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. Some plants also have modified roots, which serve as a reserve food system; for example, a sweet potato is a modified root that is vastly different from an Irish potato, which is a modified stem.
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.