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close this book The plant: The living plant; The root
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close this folder Different kinds of roots
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Fibrous roots

Some plants have small, thin roots, all of the same length.

• These roots form a tuft, as for instance the roots of onion, rice, millet, maize.


Rice has fibrous roots

• A plant that has many small roots of the same length, the same thickness, the same shape, has fibrous roots.