Every rootlet lends itself to steady the growing giant, as if in anticipation of fierce conflict with the elements.
At last it lit upon a rootlet of the tree, quite over her shoulder.
The obstruction of granite rocks, cannot force the rootlet upward, nor drive the leaflet down.
It sent downward a rootlet to get soil and water, and upward it shot a stem to which the first pair of leaves was attached.
But how is material conveyed from rootlet to veinlet of leaf hundreds of feet away?
Every growing shoot of a great tree is continually describing small ellipses; the tip of every rootlet endeavours to do the same.
No structure in plants appears more wonderful, as Darwin describes it, than the tip of the rootlet of a seedling.
The structure of the root is best studied in the seedling plant, or in a rootlet of an older one.
At last it lit upon a rootlet of the tree quite over her shoulder.
It contained a piece of stick, but this may be merely the remains of a rootlet many of which had penetrated into the grave.