Lateral extensions of plant stems along the surface of the soil.
Surface roots that travel laterally and root at the joints, growing new plants. An example is ground ivy ( Glechoma hederacea, also called creeping Charlie).
above ground stem rooting at nodes
stems growing along the ground producing new upright plants with roots
Ribbon or root-like growth extensions that adhere to the substrate and link the polyps in Stoloniferan soft corals such as Clavularia spp. (common name - Clove or Glove Polyps). Stoloniferan corals are defined as those corals that match this description (polyps linked with root-like extensions adhering to the substrate).
Stems that grow along the surface of the ground; a method of plant vegetaive propagation.
Aboveground runners from which some grasses, particularly warm-season varieties, spread.
A stem that trails along the sediment or soil surface that forms roots at the nodes (strawberries spread by stolons). See line drawing
Horizontally growing, short-lived, stems that root at the nodes. Usually at or on the surface of the soil.