Difference between suckers and offset and runners stolon

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  • Runner is a fast growing stem that grows on the surface of the soil. They develop into a new plant. Example: Strawberry plant.
  • Suckers are the short underground stem branches that arise from the base of an aerial stem. These branches can grow aerially and develop adventitious roots and new suckers at their bases. These suckers can be separated for independent propagation and development of plants. Examples: Mint, Chrysanthemum etc.
  • Stolon is a modification of stem which is also known as runner. These are horizontally oriented stem that grow along the soil surface giving rise to roots and aerial branches. E.g. Mentha species.
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