Roots

 

exposed beech roots - image credit: Martin LaBar
exposed beech roots – image credit: Martin LaBar

 

Plant roots show fractal branching patterns underground and maximize the surface area to reach as much water and nutrients as possible.

As roots can’t grow smaller than a certain size plants have developed a symbiosis with mushrooms to extend their reach.

 

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cross section of single root showing fractal symmetry

Further Reading & Sources

 

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