Scarlet pimpernal root system

katie23August 13, 2009

Looking at photo Ive taken I can see distinct tap root. Yet all literature says fibrous and shallow. There are a number of thicker roots from plant base around the tap root. So for an assignment would I say tap root plus ??

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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

I think it would depend on things like how the assignment was worded and what your options (if given) were. Are you only to report what you see after a certain period of growth?

    Bookmark   August 14, 2009 at 3:42PM
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katie23

Well I had classed things for the root section as fibrous, or tap or stolons. Everything I read said fibrous, but when I pulled plant out I could see an obvious tap root plus little fibrous ones round top. I didnt think i could class it as both.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2009 at 10:18PM
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lycopus(z5 NY)

The radicle will develop into a long primary root in both types of root systems. I think what brandon7 is getting at is that those little fibrous ones might eventually give rise to a fibrous root system.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2009 at 1:04PM
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leftwood(z4a MN)

Some plants that normally grow strong taproots when grown from seed, do not have taproots when reproduced vegetative. Acantholinum spp. are a good example.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2009 at 10:48AM
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