To me it is a phenomenon not seen before and I would like to know - not guess- if other plants share this ability, and if so which ones.
Paleo Gardener wrote:
The tiny "root hairs" of plants allow soil creation during a plant's lifetime, since they grow out from the root briefly and then die once they harvest the nutrients from their spot.
H Ludi Tyler wrote:
Prairie grasses are very good at making soil, this is where the deep rich soil of the prairies came from - the growth and death of grass roots.
This picture is hard to read but shows prairie plant root systems compared to Kentucky Bluegrass lawn roots; large-growing Tallgrasses like Indian Grass, Switchgrass and Big Bluestem have exceptionally large root systems: