Endomycorrhizae~ "I give you carbohydrates which I am good at producing with the help of photosynthesis and you give me phosphorus". - this is a conversation between mycorrhizae and plants. Mycorrhizae is one of the first recorded examples of a biological market operating in which both partners reward fair trading rather than one partner having the advantage and exploiting the other.

Dragonfly Earth Medicine uses only Endo-mycorrhizae, because it works directly with broad leaf plants. This includes a vast amount of flowers, fruits, grasses, herbs, landscaping plants and garden vegetables (excluding beets, and brassicas).

Endomycorrhizae benefits plants and soils by fighting unbeneficial bacteriae/disease/ fungus/pests, it secreates oils that breakdown tightly bound nutrients( making them readily available to plants), reduces toxicity uptake, expands the root zone for pronounced nutrient absorbtion. Plants are able to uptake significantly more phosphorus and nitrogen which allow the plant to achieve ultimate yields. By adding endo-mycorrhyizae, your gardens are able to survive droughts for a longer period of time. It also colonizes and provides the best growth enhancement and the best results for greenhouse crops and herbaceous plants. From the colonized roots outwards mycelia grow into the ground acting as a kind of extension of the root system.

Glomus Intraradices
Glomus intraradices colonization peaks earlier than many of the other fungi in the Glomus genus. It has been shown to increase phosphorus uptake in multiple plants as well as improve soil aggregation due to hyphae. G. Intrardices is Arbuscular Mycorrhizae fungi is able to control nutrient uptake amounts by individual hyphae depending on differing phosphorus levels in the surrounding soil. This Endo-fungi penetrate cells of the root where they form the characteristic tree-like structured (arbuscular) organs for the exchange of sugars and nutrients with the host plant. Most of them also form bulb-like structures in and between root-cells.

Glomus Mosseae
G. mosseae is a arbuscular mycorhizal fungus and invests more energy in the root development of the host plant for effective nutrient absorption, which was fundamental to achieve for maximum yield. It is specific to mineral uptake. It finds minerals in the soil and brings them up to the root system through hyphae filaments that mimic the root structure of the host plant. Studies have been done with heavy metals and host plant uptake. The plants inoculated with G. Mosseae did not bring the heavy metals into the stem of the plant, the concentrations were kept in the root mass. It has an intelligence that protects the plant from heavy metals. A true symbiotic relationship. G. Mosseae also aides it's host plant with health through times of drought or extreme heat by bringing excess nutrients around the bulbs of the roots, giving the plant a food storage.

Glomus Etunicatum
Glomus Etunicatum has shown to increase overall volume and weight of the dried harvested parts of wide leafed plants. G. Etunicatum has also shown to increase oils and resins in plants, by searching out nutrients in the soil and making them available to the plant for it's oil production. Presence of this arbuscular fungi on the host plant shows a significant ability to reduce fertilizers with no reduction in harvest. G. Etunicatum has also shown to increase levels of chlorophyll and sugars in host plants.

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