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rhi·zome

(rī'zōm),
The creeping underground stem of some plants (for example, iris, calamus, and sanguinaria).
[G. rhizōma, mass of roots, fr. rhiza, root, + -oma, mass]

rhizome

an underground plant stem, growing more or less horizontally, that usually has roots on its underside and bears buds.

rhizome

a horizontal underground stem (with leaves and buds) that serves as a storage organ and a means of VEGETATIVE PROPAGATION. Rhizomes are found in flowering plants such as Iris.

rhizome (rīˑ·zōm),

n root system of some perennial plants; consists of roots that grow horizontally; may also bear scales and nodes.

rhizome

an underground plant stem that develops roots and leaves at nodes along its length, e.g. in bracken, Sorghum halepense.
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Rhizomes short-creeping to ascending; rachis scales 1-5 mm long, linear-lanceolate, erose to denticulate; Central and South America
Underground rhizomes of perennial plants are known to influence aboveground stem densities, growth, and reproduction (Ashmun & Pitelka 1985; Cain 1990).
calamus rhizomes are found to be very useful as a topical agent in skin related problems.
In the spring, the rhizomes can be separated (forced apart or cut) in sections with two or more growing eyes, or the clumps can be planted as is when soil temperatures are above 60 degrees.
The rhizomes can penetrate to soil depths of four meters in some circumstances (Page, 1997).
In international trade, it is mostly traded as unprocessed rhizomes, with semiprocessed products such as essential oil and marc (exhausted rhizomes after oil extraction) in smaller amounts (Mulliken 2000, Olsen 2005, Mulliken and Crofton 2008).
rotunda whole rhizomes was examined using previously described procedures (Shanmugasundaram and Venkataraman, 2005).
They are difficult to eradicate but not impossible as the rhizomes are quite shallow and you can loosen the soil and gently follow the trail of the rhizome without breaking it, pulling out long intact lengths of it.
The harvester does bulk lifting of rhizomes on a continual basis with a patented one-pass digging head and oscillating de-soiler.
Deleuze and Guattari expand on this botanical definition so that rhizomes, in their terminology, can also be animals that live in burrows, packs, or mounds, such as rats or ants.
Lift and cut the fleshy rhizomes into small pieces this month and reduce the leaves by half.