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Creeping Root Stalk Video                                                          

Bryan Dallolio attempts to show how all the roots of a Canada Thistle are connected. He dug this root stalk up with a shovel and when he pulls it apart we will see that the two roots of the two stems will come down to a common lateral root. He notes that we talk about the creeping perennial root stalk all the time and he thinks it would be nice to actually see it. He points to the root and says, "See how this comes across and went right back up this way, same on this side" as he points again. He explains that is what is meant by "Perennial with a creeping root stalk, is the roots not only go down, but they also go sideways as well. From those sideways roots, you will get new shoots that come up and consequently more Canada Thistle. "

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