A thick, strongly vertical root, usually extending to considerable depth. For example, the walnut tree root and our garden carrot. Note.
A single thick vertical root. It is the primary root and follows the downward line of the plant's stem, often deeply into the ground.
A single, relatively large central root which gives rise to smaller, lateral branches; usually found in dicots.
The main root growing vertically into the soil.
a storage tissue (like alfalfa, sugar beets) that can only develop if the carbohydrates cannot be used by the plant and pods
primary root that more or less enlarges and grows downward
the main or primary root that grows from the seed: Lateral roots will branch off the tap root
The dominant root of a seedling or tree root system that is a direct continuation of the radicle.
A primary root that grows vertically downward and gives off small lateral roots; occurs in dicots. Root system in plants characterized by one root longer than the other roots. Example: carrot.
Root system in which the primary root has a much larger diameter than the lateral roots. Opposite: fibrous root.
A long root that anchors a plant by growing vertically downward. The term is often used in referring to the first undivided root of a seedling.
The main, thick root growing straight down from a plant. (not all plants have tap roots)
the main root of some plants; the tap root extends straight down under the plant.
A deep, largely un-branched root which stores food
A strong root, sometimes swollen, which grows vertically into the soil or compost.