fibrous root system; more typical of the monocots. In monocots the radicle is short-lived and the root system becomes highly branched.
fibrous root system
Storage: some plants have root systems that have been modified for food storage. Plants store extra glucose produced during photosynthesis in modified roots as starches. It is an advantage, from the plants perspective, to store excess food underground and away from browsing animals.
Two major types of root modifications for food storage: