Root hairs

     Most of the uptake of water and nutrients (resources) in the soil by plants is accomplished by root hairs. These tiny structures continuously mine the soil for new resources, including a hormonal signal that detects resources and drives the direction of growth of the root hairs. Thus, as soon as you put a plant in the ground, it begins to send out new root hairs — seeking ways to improve its life where it is planted. 

     Like the many plants that I have transplanted or grown, I was planted in new ground (Texas) and therefore, sought to find those resources upon which to live. This content (sometime as collaborative works) is as a result of that growth….hoping this doesn’t sound too fertilized. :-)


Karen C. Hall — photoblog

Alice Ashley Savanna Prescribed Burn

Flora of Texas: Fort Worth Prairie Region App



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