In order to grow achimenes they have to be started and grown in stove heat until they flower. Roots should be started in February until the end of April. When the shoots are about two inches high then the root can be transplanted to the pots where they will be grown.

Root of the Achimene

In order to grow achimenes they have to be started and grown in stove heat until they flower. Roots…

"Adder's tongue fern (Ophioglossum vulgatum L.). R, runner or stolon." -Gager, 1916

Southern Adderstongue

"Adder's tongue fern (Ophioglossum vulgatum L.). R, runner or stolon." -Gager, 1916

The roots of ampelopsis serjaniaefolia look like tubers. This variety of ampelopsis grows in Japan.

Roots of Ampelopsis Serjaniaefolia

The roots of ampelopsis serjaniaefolia look like tubers. This variety of ampelopsis grows in Japan.

"Common Wood-Anemone."-Whitney, 1902

Anemone

"Common Wood-Anemone."-Whitney, 1902

The plant that produces an edible starch used primarily in cooking.

Arrowroot

The plant that produces an edible starch used primarily in cooking.

Tubers of Helianthus tuberosus, called "artichoke."

Artichoke

Tubers of Helianthus tuberosus, called "artichoke."

East Indian tree that puts out aerial shoots that grow down into the soil forming additional trunks.

Banyan Tree

East Indian tree that puts out aerial shoots that grow down into the soil forming additional trunks.

"Successive stages in the life history of the bean seedling. AA, the surface of the ground; r, primary root; r', secondary root; c, hypocotyl; a, arch of hypocotyl; co, cotyledons." -Bergen, 1896

Bean Seed Stages

"Successive stages in the life history of the bean seedling. AA, the surface of the ground; r, primary…

A bean plant showing roots, stem, leaves, and beans.

Bean Sprout

A bean plant showing roots, stem, leaves, and beans.

A leaf-cutting of begonia, well started.

Leaf-cutting of a begonia

A leaf-cutting of begonia, well started.

"a.-- Truncated bulb of onion; b.-- onion leaf dissected off; c.-- bulb of lily. Bulb, a modified leaf-bud, formed on a plant upon or beneath the surface of the ground, emitting roots from its base, and producing a stem from its center." -Vaughan, 1906

Various Bulbs

"a.-- Truncated bulb of onion; b.-- onion leaf dissected off; c.-- bulb of lily. Bulb, a modified leaf-bud,…

Branch of white clover showing the method of forming new plants.

White clover

Branch of white clover showing the method of forming new plants.

A corm , or solid bulb, as of the Crocus is a sort of rounded tuber. It will become a bulb.

Corm

A corm , or solid bulb, as of the Crocus is a sort of rounded tuber. It will become a bulb.

The investing sheaths or dead leaf-bases striped off. The faint cross-lines represent the scars, where the leaves were attached, i.e. the nodes: the spaces between are the internodes. The exhausted corm of the previous year is underneath; forming ones for next year on the summit and sides.

Corm of a Crocus

The investing sheaths or dead leaf-bases striped off. The faint cross-lines represent the scars, where…

Corm of Cyclamen. Roots from lower face, leaf-stalks and flower stalks from the upper.

Corm of Cyclamen

Corm of Cyclamen. Roots from lower face, leaf-stalks and flower stalks from the upper.

An illustration of a small corn plant including the roots.

Corn Sprout

An illustration of a small corn plant including the roots.

Growth of Flax seedling from a stem with two leaves and a bud, to a stem with several leaves and stem joints between leaves.

Early Flax Seedling

Growth of Flax seedling from a stem with two leaves and a bud, to a stem with several leaves and stem…

Setaria glauca or the Yellow Foxtail is a monocot weed in the Poaceae family.

Yellow Foxtail

Setaria glauca or the Yellow Foxtail is a monocot weed in the Poaceae family.

A genus of hardy plants, Gentians belong to the order Gentianaceae. They have a bitter taste, and one species, G. lutea, is largely used as a bitter tonic in medicine. Gentians are not easy plants to establish in a garden, on account of their need of root moisture and their dislike of root disturbance. It is best to raise them from seed, although slow to germinate. The most commonly cultivated Gentian is the Alpine G. acaulis, with large, deep-blue flowers on a dwarfed plant.

Gentian

A genus of hardy plants, Gentians belong to the order Gentianaceae. They have a bitter taste, and one…

Geum urbanum is a member of the genus Geum, a genus of hardy plants (Rosaceae). Not usually used decoratively, their five-parted flowers being borne singly at the ends of much-branching stems. The leaves are generally odd-pinnate, often with small leaflets scattered among larger ones. The style is persistent in the fruit and is often plumose, as in the purple avens (G. ciliatum), which has violet flowers. The white avens (G. canadense) has a prickly receptacle, as has the G. flavum. Among the most common species are the yellow G. strictum and the G. vernum, both found in shady, damp places.

Geum Urbanum

Geum urbanum is a member of the genus Geum, a genus of hardy plants (Rosaceae). Not usually used decoratively,…

A top-graft, completed.

Top-graft

A top-graft, completed.

A cion (smooth, one year old lenth of twig cut into a sex inch length) and root pictured, about to be grafted together.

Root grafting

A cion (smooth, one year old lenth of twig cut into a sex inch length) and root pictured, about to be…

Cion and root united during the grafting process.

Root grafting

Cion and root united during the grafting process.

"When a grapevine is first set in a vineyard, it closely resembles the plant shown in [the image]. Such a rooted cutting may be one or two years old, the former being preferable in the majority of cases. The cane is cut back to two buds, and during the first season its shoots are allowed to lie prone upon the surface of the soil."—Government Printing Office, 1897

Rooted Grape Cutting

"When a grapevine is first set in a vineyard, it closely resembles the plant shown in [the image]. Such…

Blue grass showing the method of reproduction by underground stems, or stolons.

Blue grass

Blue grass showing the method of reproduction by underground stems, or stolons.

A huge gravestone, broken and displaced by the growth of the roots of a birchtree.

Gravestone

A huge gravestone, broken and displaced by the growth of the roots of a birchtree.

"Roots, rootstocks, and leaves of iris." -Bergen, 1896

Iris

"Roots, rootstocks, and leaves of iris." -Bergen, 1896

A plant yielding Jalap

Jalap

A plant yielding Jalap

A leafy branch, with separate roots illustrated on the right.

Leafy Branch with Roots

A leafy branch, with separate roots illustrated on the right.

Lewisia reiviva flowers are pink with a nearly white center. The flowers are about three to four inches across. The roots of the plant are edible.

Lewisia Rediviva

Lewisia reiviva flowers are pink with a nearly white center. The flowers are about three to four inches…

An image of laguncularia racemosa, or white mangrove. They grow in coastal areas of bays, lagoons, and tidal creeks. This white mangrove has aerating roots, or roots that rdide above the ground.

Aerating Roots of Swamp Mangrove

An image of laguncularia racemosa, or white mangrove. They grow in coastal areas of bays, lagoons, and…

Nodules on the root system of a bean plant where nitrogen-fixing bacteria live.

Nodules, root

Nodules on the root system of a bean plant where nitrogen-fixing bacteria live.

Nodules on the root system of a hairy vetch.

Nodules, root

Nodules on the root system of a hairy vetch.

This illustration shows the roots of the oat plant.

Oat Plant

This illustration shows the roots of the oat plant.

Herminium monorchis or the Musk Orchid is a flowering plant of the Orchid family.

Musk Orchid

Herminium monorchis or the Musk Orchid is a flowering plant of the Orchid family.

An apparatus, used to demonstrate how root-hairs are used to take in soil-water

Osmosis apparatus

An apparatus, used to demonstrate how root-hairs are used to take in soil-water

The seed enclosed in the subterraneous pod of the Arachis Hypogaea plant.

Peanut

The seed enclosed in the subterraneous pod of the Arachis Hypogaea plant.

Rootstocks, or creeping subterranean branches of the Peppermint.

Peppermint

Rootstocks, or creeping subterranean branches of the Peppermint.

Pines are native to most of the Northern Hemisphere. In North America, they range from Arctic south to Nicaragua and Hispaniola, with the highest diversity in Mexico and California. In Eurasia, they range from Portugal and Scotland east to the Russian Far East, Japan, and the Philippines, and south to northernmost Africa, the Himalaya and Southeast Asia, with one species (Sumatran Pine) just crossing the Equator in Sumatra. Pines are also extensively planted in many parts of the Southern Hemisphere.

Pine Tree

Pines are native to most of the Northern Hemisphere. In North America, they range from Arctic south…

Eriocaulon setaceum is a plant species in the Eriocaulaceae family of pipeworts.

Pipewort

Eriocaulon setaceum is a plant species in the Eriocaulaceae family of pipeworts.

Ivy (aerial roots).

Plant

Ivy (aerial roots).

"Regeneration at the leaf-base of potato leaves (Solanum tuberosum). a, roots formed; b, tuber-like enlargement; c, same as b, with roots; d, formation of true tuber." -Gager, 1916

Potato Root Stages

"Regeneration at the leaf-base of potato leaves (Solanum tuberosum). a, roots formed; b, tuber-like…

View of a radish, illustrating the root-hairs, which absorb most of the water the plant needs.

Radish

View of a radish, illustrating the root-hairs, which absorb most of the water the plant needs.

Roots aid in support and nutrition for the plant.

Root

Roots aid in support and nutrition for the plant.

Roots aid in support and nutrition for the plant.

Root

Roots aid in support and nutrition for the plant.

Roots aid in support and nutrition for the plant. This is a beet root.

Root

Roots aid in support and nutrition for the plant. This is a beet root.

Roots aid in support and nutrition for the plant. This is a turnip root.

Root

Roots aid in support and nutrition for the plant. This is a turnip root.

Roots aid in support and nutrition for the plant. This is a runner root which sends down roots into the ground. The strawberry spreads this way.

Root

Roots aid in support and nutrition for the plant. This is a runner root which sends down roots into…

Roots aid in support and nutrition for the plant. This is a bulbous root from an onion.

Root

Roots aid in support and nutrition for the plant. This is a bulbous root from an onion.

"Root grafting in its different stages. a, Scion cut for insertion; b, stock prepared to receive the scion; c, stock and scion untied; d, the same tied up with waxed cord." -Gager, 1916

Root Grafting

"Root grafting in its different stages. a, Scion cut for insertion; b, stock prepared to receive the…

"Budding. a, Budstick; b, T-shaped cut in bark of stock; c, bud ready for insertion; d, stock with bud inserted; e, the same tied up with raffia." -Gager, 1916

Budding Grafting

"Budding. a, Budstick; b, T-shaped cut in bark of stock; c, bud ready for insertion; d, stock with bud…

"Cleft grafting (Herbaceous). a, Scion ready for insertion; b, stock; c, stock and scion unted; d, the same tied up with raffia; e, cleft grafting (woody). Stock with two scions." -Gager, 1916

Cleft Grafting

"Cleft grafting (Herbaceous). a, Scion ready for insertion; b, stock; c, stock and scion unted; d, the…

"Saddle grafting. a, Scion; b, stock; c, scion and stock joined." -Gager, 1916

Saddle Grafting

"Saddle grafting. a, Scion; b, stock; c, scion and stock joined." -Gager, 1916

"These roots are such as subdivide in the earth in a manner similar to the divisions of the stem, and are found exhibited in the forest trees and shrubs."—Darby, 1855

Branching Root

"These roots are such as subdivide in the earth in a manner similar to the divisions of the stem, and…

"The bulb is a leaf-bud inclosed in scales or concentric layers, and is found either at the base of summit of the stem, or in the axils of the leaves; and differs in no respect from the buds hereafter to be described, but in separating itself from the parent, and forming an independent individual."—Darby, 1855

Bulb Root

"The bulb is a leaf-bud inclosed in scales or concentric layers, and is found either at the base of…

Roots of the carrot are designed to absorb moisture and matter from soil, and to hold nutrients for use.

Carrot Root

Roots of the carrot are designed to absorb moisture and matter from soil, and to hold nutrients for…

"The Cormus is that variety which increases beneath the earth by development of buds in the axils of the scales, but retains its globular figure, and propagates itself in no particular direction."—Darby, 1855

Cormus Root

"The Cormus is that variety which increases beneath the earth by development of buds in the axils of…

The Dahlia root is a perennial.

Dahlia Root

The Dahlia root is a perennial.

"When the fibers of roots become enlarged by the deposition of starch, they form this variety of root."—Darby, 1855

Fasciculated Root

"When the fibers of roots become enlarged by the deposition of starch, they form this variety of root."—Darby,…

"This variety consists of numerous fibers proceeding from the neck of the plant, and may be seen in most grasses and grains."—Darby, 1855

Fibrous Root

"This variety consists of numerous fibers proceeding from the neck of the plant, and may be seen in…