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Fibrous root

A fibrous root is a type of root system that does not have a dominant central root, but instead has many thin and branching roots that grow from the base of the stem. Fibrous roots are common in monocotyledonous plants (plants with one seed leaf) and ferns, such as grasses, palms, and orchids. Fibrous roots help these plants to anchor to the soil, prevent erosion, and absorb water and nutrients from a large surface area. Fibrous roots usually grow close to the surface of the ground and have a mat-like appearance when mature.

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