Types of root system
- Tap root: The main root which is larger and fast growing is called tap root and the branched smaller roots is called lateral root.
For example: Beet root, Carrot, Sugar beet, Radish, etc.
- Fibrous root: No main root, all the roots are of same size.
For example: Coconut palm, Onion, Grass, spring onion, etc.
- Adventitious root: Root that form on any part of plant other than the actual root area.
- Note: If plant has leaves with reticulate venation will have tap root and plants with fibrous root have parallel venation in their leaves.