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New Roots?

Observed: 17th November 2009 By: pjt347pjt347’s reputation in Plants

The water level of the pond was very low and this branch is normally partially submerged is this a common thing to put down roots from a branch?

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miked's picture

yes it is common for

yes it is common for waterside trees such as willow (Salix).

dshubble's picture

Waterside tree roots

As miked says, it is common for plants in wet areas - it is something often seen in willows (though from the bark I don't think this is a willow, please do correct me if I'm wrong - there's not much to go on!) as well as plants in drier areas such as invasive Rhododendron ponticum.

miked's picture

I still think its willow as

I still think its willow as it has willow like leaves. I think those leaves are attached to the trunks and willows can have bark like that.

dshubble's picture

Yup, fair enough

Yes, if the leaves are attached to the same plant, then it's certainly not alder - willow it is!