Fig. S1 Probabilities of cumulative precipitation of various intensities as a function of week of the year.

Fig. S2 Retrospective comparison of the paired soil water content (SWC) – standing fine root crop measured during and at the end of the growing season.

Fig. S3 Association of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) in the fine roots and short roots of Cryptantha flava.

Table S1 Monthly, seasonal and annual patterns of precipitation at the field site

Table S2 Summary of the repeated-measures ANOVA for the responses of the live fine roots of Cryptantha flava to the water treatment on individual short roots

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