What anchors trees firmly to the soil
what consists 1/3 of the total dry weight of a plant
extensive branching network
Roots of most plants do not extend more than?
3-5 meters or 10-16 feet
herbaceous plants are confined to the
0.6-0.9 meter or 2-3 ft
Absorbs water and minerals in solution
What type of roots absorbs water and minerals
Other plants have roots that?
Anchoring, absorbing water or food, and performing other specialized functions.
where do aquatic plant produce roots
nonparasitic plants that grow suspended without direct contact with the ground-orchids
Epiphytes produce what roots?
How Roots Develop
Seed germinate-tiny rootlike radicle part of embryo within it grows and develops into new root
2 types of Root
Thick, tapered from which thinner branch roots arise
Arise from the stem, attached to the radicle, and continuous with it, they develop from a stem or leaf instead of another root
It is the main root
made up of a group of roots of similar size and similar shapes
Adventitious root is also known as
root system containing one prominent main root, with smaller lateral roots branching from it.
Taproots are a common characteristic of
Eudicots and gymnosperms
Have a large number of fine roots of similar diameter then develop from adventitious roots
Fibrous root system