What is root system, and their types?

A root system is the network of all the roots of a plant. 

The root system is divided into two categories/types :

1.TapRoot System has a single primary root upon which small, lateral roots called root hairs are attached.

For example-  Carrot, Mustard, Parsley, Beetroot, and all dicotyledons.

2. Fibrous Root System -  They are a network of fine roots, with no central dominant root, their branching roots grow from the stem. They don't go as deep as taproots, but they spread laterally.

For example- Maize, Banana, Rice, Wheat, Marigold, and all monocotyledons.


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Updated on: 27-Apr-2023


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