Stolon, offset and rhizome are different forms of stem modifications. How can these modified forms of stem be distinguished from each other?

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Offset

Stolon

Rhizome

It is a lateral branch that has short intermodes. Each node bears a tuft of roots and rosette of leaves which are often found in aquatic plants.

For eg: - Eichhornia and Pistia

This form of stem is a creeper. Which is in the form of thicker internodes and a long distance runner with horizontal branches arising from the internodes,

For e.g.: - Strawberry

It is an underground stem which grows parallel to the surface of the soil.

For e.g.: - Ginger and Turmeric. 

 

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