Fibrous root system

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A fibrous root system is the opposite of a taproot system.wikipedia
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Taproot

tap roottaprootstap-root
A fibrous root system is the opposite of a taproot system. Most trees begin life with a taproot, but after one to a few years change to a wide-spreading fibrous root system with mainly horizontal surface roots and only a few vertical, deep anchoring roots.
The taproot system contrasts with the adventitious or fibrous root system of plants with many branched roots, but many plants that grow a taproot during germination go on to develop branching root structures, although some that rely on the main root for storage may retain the dominant taproot for centuries, for example Welwitschia.

Fern

PolypodiopsidafernsPolypodiophyta
A fibrous root system is universal in monocotyledonous plants and ferns.
They are always fibrous and structurally are very similar to the roots of seed plants.

Root

adventitious rootsrootsroot system
It is usually formed by thin, moderately branching roots growing from the stem.

Coconut

coconut palmCocos nuciferacoconuts
Unlike some other plants, the palm tree has neither a tap root nor root hairs, but has a fibrous root system.

Rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalisSalvia rosmarinusalecrime
Rosemary has a fibrous root system.

Plant stem

stemstemsinternode
It is usually formed by thin, moderately branching roots growing from the stem.

Monocotyledon

Monocotsmonocotmonocotyledonous
A fibrous root system is universal in monocotyledonous plants and ferns.

Tree

treessaplingarboreal
Most trees begin life with a taproot, but after one to a few years change to a wide-spreading fibrous root system with mainly horizontal surface roots and only a few vertical, deep anchoring roots.

Poaceae

Onion

onionsAllium cepaSpanish onion
From the underside of the disc, a bundle of fibrous roots extends for a short way into the soil.

Mitella diphylla

Two-leaved miterwort
Miterwort grows from a rhizomatous root system with fibrous roots.

Polemonium reptans

abscess rootJacob's-ladderP. reptans
The leaves and flower stems grow from a vertical crown with abundant fibrous roots.

Luzula nivalis

arctic wood-rushL. nivalisLuzula tolmatchewii
L. nivalis has fibrous roots and ascending rhizomes, older plants have vertical stems either at ground level or underground; the plant base is straw-brown/pale castaneous brown in colour.

Pseudostellaria oxyphylla

Stellaria oxyphylla
Pseudostellaria oxyphylla is an annual herb with fibrous roots.

Galinsoga quadriradiata

Galinsoga ciliataG. ciliatashaggy soldier
The roots form a fibrous root system.

Blephilia hirsuta

Blephilia hirsuta'' var. ''hirsuta
The stems grow from a system of rhizomes with fibrous roots.

Pilosella aurantiaca

Hieracium aurantiacumFox and cubsorange hawkweed
It is a low-growing plant with shallow fibrous roots and a basal rosette of elliptical to lanceolate leaves 5 - 20 cm long and 1 – broad.

Tree: A Life Story

The tree anchors itself with a deep taproot and a web of roots begin to grow laterally.

Weeder

Kalanchoe longiflora

Having fibrous roots, its leaves are fleshy a limpet shell-shaped with rounded tip and teeth, and the base is wedge-shaped.

Miscanthus giganteus

Miscanthus x giganteusgiant miscanthusMiscantheus giganteus
The fibrous, extensive miscanthus rooting system and the lack of tillage disturbance improves infiltration, hydraulic conductivity and water storage compared to annual row crops, and results in the porous and low bulk density soil typical under perennial grasses, with water holding capabilities expected to increase by 100-150 mm.