Classification of a root
Taproot, It is the primary root from which secondary roots (rootlets) derive from.
Fibrous roots do not have a primary root. They show almost the same size and width.
Elongated taproots offer a very fat primary root because they accumulate food it.
Branched roots do not have a primary root. They resemble to the branches of a tree.
Other types of roots
Besides the more usual roots named above, we should consider those ones that are a bit special. Those not inserted into the soil, either because they are in the open air or because they live inside the water. These special roots are the following:
|Those who grow from a stem and are used by some plants to spread along the surface of the soil.|
|Those living in the water.|
|They are stuck on another plant, sucking the nutrients from it.The mistletoe is a clear example of this type.|
Questions about root
Choose the suitable answer:
The carrot has a:
The chive has a root:
A parasite root aims mainly
To stick the plant to the soil
To suck nutrients from the soil
To absorb nutrients from another plant
Ivy has some roots:
More information about plants cultivation.
6 December, 2020