One who, or that which, sucks; esp., one of the organs by which certain animals, as the octopus and remora, adhere to other bodies.
A small piece of leather, usually round, having a string attached to the center, which, when saturated with water and pressed upon a stone or other body having a smooth surface, adheres, by reason of the atmospheric pressure, with such force as to enable a considerable weight to be thus lifted by the string; -- used by children as a plaything.
A shoot from the roots or lower part of the stem of a plant; -- so called, perhaps, from diverting nourishment from the body of the plant.
To strip off the suckers or shoots from; to deprive of suckers; as, to sucker maize.
Stems that grow spontaneously from the roots of a budded or own-root rose, generally in an unwanted manner. Suckers on budded plants can be distinguished from the rest of the bush by differences in foliage and should be removed below the soil level to preserve the integrity of the plant. Suckers on own-root plants will often emerge several feet away from the core of the plant. If left in place, own-root suckers may spread repeatedly - which can be good if you're trying to grow a hedgerow and bad it you have a small garden.
Sometimes called a side shoot or offset. A new African Violet growing from another African Violet which, unless removed from the parent plant, will develop into a new crown. Suckers typically emerge at the base of the main stem or among the lower leaf axils. If it develops at the base of the main stem, the sucker will most likely have rooted. If the sucker forms among the leaf axils, it probably will not have roots. Nevertheless, both can be removed from the parent plant and used for propagation. See Rooting A Sucker. Also see Trailer.
A shoot which grows from underground.
A shoot which arises from an underground shoot or root of a plant.
shoot arising from the trunk or rootstock.
An off shoot that develops from an adventitious bud located on the roots or lower stem of a plant.
A shoot arising from the roots or from beneath the surface of the ground; also the adhering discs of a vine.
On some shrubs and especially a nuisance on trees, suckers are the fleshy shoots that grow directly up from near the plant's base. They should always be pruned.
shoots growing from the roots of a plant.
A shoot coming from the roots to produce a new plant, eg lilac. On a grafted plant, it refers to a shoot coming from below the graft and so will produce a plant from the original rootstock.
a young plant sprouting from the horizontal roots of a parent plant.
A shoot springing from a root or underground part of a stem at some distance from the parent plant and eventually becoming a separate individual.
An adventitious shoot produced from a root.
Growth that emerges from the rootstock below a bud union or graft.
cane that emerges from below the bud union, and therefore comes from the rootstock rather than from the variety grafted onto it. On other plants, a sucker is any unwanted, fast-growing, upright growth from roots, trunk, crown, or main branches.
a stem originating below ground from the roots and forming a new shoot of the main plant.
a shoot arising from a plant's roots
a baby African violet that grows on the stem of the mother plant
a bud that forms and grows into a branch in the crotch between another branch and the main stem ," says Richard Racusen, Ph
a cane that starts from below the bud union
a growth that arises directly from the root system and is effectively a clone of the parent tree
a little shoot that grows out between two stems that can grow out into yet another stem (see picture below)
a new shoot growing between the main stem and a branch, in the 'Y'
a new shoot that starts where a branch connects with the main trunk
a shoot or small plant that develops in the axil of a leaf below the fruit stem
a shoot that grows where a leaf attaches to the main stem
a twig that grows upward out of the trunk
characteristic by which some trees and shrubs send up new sprouts from their root system as a means of vegetative reproduction
A sucker is the term given to a stem which arises from the underground part of the plant, but is not part of the main plant. In grafted plants, it is usually from the stock (eg. in roses, the bramble). This extra stem may be more vigorous, and in any case uses nutrients that gardeners would prefer to be available for the main plant. Suckers are therefore usually removed as soon as they are seen.
A shoot arising from roots, underground stems, or the rootstock of a grafted plant.
a small shoot that grows between the stem and leaf of a tomato that must be removed to prevent the plant from having many stems resulting in few fruit; applicable to staking (indeterminate) tomato varieties
shoot originating from a root or lower trunk.
to send up shoots from roots
a soft shoot of new growth originating from limbs or roots
In the case of a grafted tree, suckers sprout rapidly as long straight stems from the rootstock below the graft and should be removed. In other non-grafted trees and shrubs, suckers or water sprouts shoot vertically from branches with rapid growth and should likewise be removed as not to interfere with the shape of the plant.
a rapidly growing shoot developing from an underground root or stem
Shoots arising from below ground level either from a rhizome or from a root
A shoot or stem that originates from the roots.
(root) A means of vegetation reproduction in which some trees and shrubs send up new sprouts from their root system or rhizomes.
A growth originating from the rootstock of a grafted plant, rather than the desired part of the plant. Sucker growth should be removed, so it doesn't draw energy from the plant.
A shoot that grows from a plant's roots or from beneath the surface of the ground.
A shoot which grows from a root system (sometimes another shoot) either below or at ground level. Suckers can be from the rootstock of a grafted plant.
A shoot arising from a bud below ground.
A shoot arising below ground or from an old stem, usually fast-growing and adventitious; surculose.
a shoot arising from the root or lower part of the stem of a plant.
A shoot that arises at or below ground level from a plant's root or underground stem.
Undesirable growth coming from the rootstock of a grafted plant.
a rapidly growing shoot arising from the rootstock below the bud or graft union.