| The plant: The living plant; The root |
|Different kinds of roots|
Some plants have only one root, very thick, deep, straight, called a tap- root.
• Smaller roots grow on this thick root; they are called rootless.
• Tap-roots go deep into the soil.
They cannot penetrate soil that is too hard.
• Cotton, coffee, cocoa, okra, carrots, papayas all have a root that goes deep into the soil, is very thick and straight.
They have a tap- root.