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Definition of aerial root

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Definition as written by jody:

Root that grows either partly or entirely above the ground.

Definition as written by flowox:

A plant root growing from the stem, above ground, through which the plant receives nutrients and moisture. (example: spider plant)

Definition as written by melody:

Aerial roots as seen on a Virginia Creeper vine.

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Definition as written by JaxFlaGardener:

In several species of Ficus, such as F. benjamina, aerial roots descend from branches until they reach the soil. The aerial roots can then uptake nutrients for the tree. These aerial roots can expand to a size nearly as large as the tree trunk. The multiple roots can completely cover a large landscape area, making it nearly impossible to grow anything else under the tree.


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