Fleshy Fibrous Roots - This form of fibrous roots is closest to the taproot system. Reproductive Roots - are pretty similar to the fleshy ones. Stilt Roots - are a unique form of the fibrous root system that grows part of its network above the soil.
Erosion Control - Plants with fibrous root systems are considered very beneficial when planted in places prone to erosion. Increase Porosity - The numerous thin roots of the fibrous roots system penetrate the top layer of the soil increasing its porosity.Easily Decomposed - The fibrous roots enrich the soil.
Sweet Potatoes - grow edible, fleshy fibrous roots that can also be used as reproductive roots. Coconut - has numerous fibrous roots growing horizontally and vertically to support the large trunk.Rosemary - is the typical example of a fibrous root system. It has thin intertwined fibrous roots.
A fibrous root system is a wide network of tiny roots expanding horizontally rather than vertically into the soil. Unlike the taproot system, there’s not one primary root but numerous roots of similar size.