Thursday, July 13, 2006
Brace roots form at the bottom of a corn stalk. These roots will continue to grow, turn downwards and establish themselves in the soil. They help support the plant and scavenge top levels of soil for moisture and nutrients which are used during the plants reproductive stage.
Beyond that, they're very cool, and all thats left when a field has been harvested is a short dried stalk and the brace roots.