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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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Kura clover is a deep-rooted, rhizomatous perennial legume with potential as a forage crop because of its excellent persistence under environmental extremes.
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An indeterminate rachis and extensive rhizomatous growth smother native understory vegetation and act as a fire ladder carrying low-intensity fires into the canopy, which causes extensive tree death (Pemberton & Ferriter 1998).
The best time to divide plants is autumn, when they are dormant, and spring, when they are just including bamboos should be divided in early spring, while perennials which flower in spring and early summer, such as lily-of-the-valley, epimediums and rhizomatous bearded irises, should be divided as soon as they have finished flowering.
Prune larger-leaved evergreens including laurel Remove rose blooms as soon as they fade, cutting right back to a bid in a leaf axil to ensure the plant retains good shape and continues to flower later in the year Pick flowers such as sweet peas and dahlias to encourage further flowering Divide overcrowded and congested clumps of rhizomatous iris, carefully lifting each clump and then dividing them into separate chunks with a sharp knife.
Indeed, other rhizomatous plants generally have but a single horizontal rhizome system layer (Bell & Tomlinson, 1980).
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Rhizomatous growth was estimated by comparing the ratio of 2011:2008 shoot counts to 2008 shoot counts using Spearman Rank Correlation.
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae.
The rhizomatous root will develop strap-shaped, iris-like leaves, blooming in summer on two- to three-foot tall stems with yellow, orange and purple flowers.
All three species are medium-sized, rhizomatous, herbaceous plants with 3-pinnate fronds and orbicular sori covered with reniform indusia (Fraser-Jenkins, 1993).