Ever wonder why a plant or a tree doesn’t just fall over in the wind? It is because a plant has a taproot. This lesson will explore the function and importance of a taproot.
What Is a Taproot?
Have you ever thought to yourself: Why doesn’t that plant just fall over? How is it so sturdy? What keeps it anchored? The answer to all of these questions is a specialized plant structure called the taproot.
The taproot is defined as the central, largest root structure of a plant.
The taproot of a plant grows straight down and is very thick.
The further down in the soil it gets, it tapers to a much smaller diameter. Typically, this root is the main root that the others grow off of. It carries nutrients to the above-ground biomass. A prime example of a taproot is a carrot.
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