In the MCU
No idea. We don't have any info on Groot's species, other than that he's a "Humanoid Plant Inhabitant" from the planet Taluhnia. We can't say that Groot is representative of his species until we encounter another one.
In the comics
All Flora Colossi sound like they're saying "I am Groot" to an English-Speaking human because of their stiff ...
According to Marvel, his species is
simply "Groot" within the main Earth-616 comics continuity.
Interestingly, until recently, Marvel's site listed him as a Flora Colossus
In either case, he is one of many of his species, and not unique.
Marvel Wikia explains the Flora Colosssus
The Flora colossus are tree like beings from Planet X the capital of the ...
Because Rocket and Groot have spent a long time together.
As shown in the film, Groot doesn't just say "I am Groot" in a completely dead voice; there's a lot of emotion and expression behind it. You're probably already able to pick out particularly strong emotions: for example, if he's feeling happy, or sad. What marks Rocket apart is that he can pick up ...
You'll find different iterations of the same interpretation around the web, but the one I liked best was actually (somewhat surprisingly) from the Mennonite World Review:
"Groot no longer sees himself as an individual. The lives of his
friends are now enfolded into his own. The well-being of each of them
is not only equivalent to but above his own ...
His species is a Flora colossus, though the name is never used within the movie.
In the comics, he's from Planet X (indeed, he's the monarch of that planet.)
In the movie, his origin has been changed to being from a planet called Taluhnia:
Either way, the implication is that he comes from a planet of creatures of the same species, so no, he's not unique.
Apparently Groot used to speak quite a bit.
There are conflicting explanations of why Groot's speech deteriorated, so it's probably just different writers interpretations of the character. The "official" explanation (quoted from Wikipedia) is:
The mature form of Groot's species is robust and heavyweight, which causes the organs of acoustic generation to ...
Groot - Marvel Cinematic Universe; Earth-199999
If Groot could speak intelligently he would tell you Groot is no mere wood! The citizens of Planet X, where Groot came from were an advanced starfaring species complete with scientists and a curiosity about life in the Universe. In Guardians of the Galaxy we are never told what happened to the citizens of ...
TL;DR: No, Groot's memories did not survive.
This is because the Groot of Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 is not the same Groot as the one in Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 1.
In July 2016, producer Kevin Feige previously said that Groot would retain his memories
He remembers. He’s not mentally a baby, he is still Groot… I sort of equate it to Spock ...
Groot uses money for the same reason anyone does. To buy things he needs or wants. Granted, when the comics or series interacts with the characters, we don't see him using very much money but that doesn't mean he doesn't need anything.
As we have reported in other posts, Groot comes from an advanced star-faring civilization and despite his apparently ...
Groot was almost completely destroyed in the film.
Rocket had to replant a splinter of him in order for him to regrow.
Therefore, if you destroyed every single piece of him, he'd probably be dead for good.
Additionally, the Collector believes that Groot can die.
The Collector: I never thought I'd meet a Groot. Sir, you must allow ...
Yes! Well, soon.
In May 2017, a brand new comic book titled I am Groot will be published.
GROOT IN HIS OWN SERIES, SMALLER AND BETTER THAN EVER! When the Guardians of the Galaxy get caught in a wormhole, a smaller-than-normal Groot is separated billions of light-years away from the team. Falling to a planet below, Groot discovers he is ...
In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Earth-199999, there has been no confirmed or official time period that Groot and Rocket have been working together or how they came to be doing so.
During the Xandarian booking in the Guardians of the Galaxy, it was mentioned the two had been working together and that Groot was basically Rocket's "muscle" in their bounty-...
I would like to speculate on how Groot might be
putting in a lot of effort to form the words "we" and "are"
As DisturbedNeo said.
Let us take "I am Groot" and look at its phonetics (Using IPA):
I am groot
[aj æm grut]
Let us see what we need to form "We are Groot"
We are groot
[wi ar grut]
Now, word by word, from easy to hard:
In Annihilators Vol 1 Issue 1 Rocket travels to Planet X, Groot's homeworld, and meets a bunch of other Groots. One of the Groots refers to himself as King Groot and Groot XXCVII which implies that all of the Groots are called Groot. In fact when he talks about other Groots he again mentions it like they are all named Groot "His highness believes the Groot ...
In his first appearance back in Tales to Astonish 13 (1960), he was a verbose alien conqueror who was immune to our puny Earth weapons . . . until a scientist infected him with termites. So a bazooka didn't scratch him but a bug could be fatal.
I think this set the stage for his invulnerability being inconsistent. His second appearance was against the Hulk ...
In terms of your question, Giant-Man at his tallest would be far taller than Groot has ever been seen to grow. However, when Giant-Man was at that size, he found it difficult to do much of anything useful and preferred to stay about 18-30 feet tall, giving him strength and some degree of mobility.
In his first appearances (in Tales to ...
Depending on how you want to interpret the phrase, it could be that Raccoon thinks that Groot doesn't really participate until the money. For example, he was happily drinking out of the fountain instead of looking for jobs during their introduction. "Asleep at the job" includes people zoning out (at least that is what I'm told at meetings.)
Plus, Rocket is ...
I don't see why not.
Groot is the last of his kind, which presumes that his species was eradicated somehow. I'm not sure if his being the last of his kind is mentioned in the movie so....if we just suppose that he is only an animated plant, he would need water (seen in the movie drinking) and perhaps some other form of nutrient (never seen eating anything ...
Law of Dramatic Necessity
It was an emotional scene demonstrating the character relationships we saw grow throughout the film.
This is similar to: How do characters break mind control or telekinetic holds by concentrating really hard? The mechanism is unimportant, and almost never explained.
I rather like thinking he always could talk, but just couldn't ...
It has not been specifically addressed, as far as I can tell.
However, we recently got solid confirmation that both his speech degradation, and his inability to grow back to full size, were abnormal states for him. In Infinity Countdown #1, the Guardians confront the cosmic elder being known as the Gardener, whose had been creating an army of vicious Groots....
In the comic Groot (2015) #2 the following dialog occurs between Rocket and Groot.
Setup - Up until this point, Rocket has not been able to understand Groot, they are in prison together. Having outsmarted the guards previously they are in their cell when the lights go out. The guards they embarrassed then show up.
Guard (off panel):Security cams wont be ...
While the Groot character was first introduced only five years after Lord of the Rings was first published, there does not seem to be any nod to fantasy. Rather, the character seems to originally have been more of a sci-fi monster "from outer space".
(check out this sweet cover)
Great Atlas monsters were also retconned to be major players in
It was more to do with the fact of not being left out. It was not that he wanted the money, he wanted the companionship of everyone around him.
He is supposed to be very smart according to Groot (Earth-616)
Genius Intellect: Groot has received the finest education from
Photonic Knowledge of the Arbor Masters. He was highly intelligent and
has a ...