Photo by Melody
We will be rolling out several small fixes mid-day today (Jan 29.) We do not anticipate any disruptions or problems, but f you spot any unexpected issues after 12 noon (PST), please report them in the designated thread in the DG Site Updates forum.

Definition of fibrous root

Categorized under "General"

Definition as written by talinum:

A root system consisting of many branched rootlets or lateral rootlets. Plants with fibrous roots typically do not have a taproot

Definition as written by Joan:

A fibrous root is a fine, root or rootlet which absorbs moisture and nutrients from the soil.

A root system where all the root branches are of approximately equal thickness, as in grasses and many other monocots. Most monocots have a fibrous root system consisting of an extensive mass of similarly sized roots.

Lateral, fibrous roots can also grow off of a main taproot, such as the root hairs on a carrot.

Add a definition to this term

Return to the Gardenology homepage

Return to Dave's Garden

We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2015 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.

Hope for America