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Pando aspen grove at Fishlake National Forest

An adventitious bud is a bud which grows in an usual place, whether found on stems or roots. They are one way plants can reproduce asexually. They connect with phloem and xylem to get nourishment.

Some plants normally develop adventitious buds on their roots. The buds can grow quite a distance from the plant. Shoots that develop from adventitious buds on roots are termed suckers. They occur in many grasses, quaking aspen and Canada thistle. A famous quaking aspen known as the Pando grew from one trunk to 47,000 trunks by adventitious bud formation on a single root system.

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