Noun(1) a horizontal plant stem with shoots above and roots below serving as a reproductive structure
(1) Irises grow from thick, underground stems, called rhizomes , that store food produced by the leaves.(2) In addition, shrub roots and rhizomes grow into above-ground gaps, making below-ground gaps smaller than above-ground gaps.(3) Despite their differing underground structures, corms, tuberous roots, and rhizomes are all referred to as bulbs.(4) The plant is tough to stamp out because it develops a system of roots and rhizomes , horizontal underground stems that descend as far as six feet into the sand.(5) Mucilages found in rhizomes , roots and seed endosperms may act primarily as energy reserves whereas foliar mucilages appear not to serve as storage carbohydrates.
1. rootstock ::
2. rootstalk ::
Different Formsrhizome, rhizomes
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