it ISN'T a ROOT!!!
FYI, the part winding through the rocky soil is the PLANT not the ROOT! The roots are below the seed. The poor, dirty brown (from the soil), persevering plant has worked its way through the rocks and emerged into the sun, where it turns green. Hope this settles the issue on whether it is a "root" or a "worm!!"
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