tuberous root


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tu·ber·ous root

a root that is swollen for food storage; tuberous primary roots occur in aconite, beet, and carrot; tuberous secondary roots occur in plants of the Umbelliferae; and tuberous adventitious roots occur in jalap and sweet potato.
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Intensely fragrant, waxy white blossoms emerge on stems as tall as 3 feet above grassy basal foliage and tuberous roots.
Actually they are tuberous roots, rhizomes, corms and tubers, but you can treat them all the same.
Were cannas, caladiums, dahlias, glads, tuberous begonias or any other tropical plants that grow from tubers, tuberous roots, corms, bulbs or rhizomes a part of your garden this year?
In this study, we found that miroestrol, a phytoestrogen from the tuberous root of Pueraria candollei var.
They form tuberous roots, that is, unlike a potato with numerous eyes (potential growing points) located over its surface, the tubers of dahlias are food storage organs with only one or more eyes near the main stem.
Dahlia: This native of Mexico and Central and South America is a tuberous root plant that has been hybridized for the varieties of flowers it produces.
A starchy tuberous root, Yuca (also known as cassava) has earned the distinction of being the third largest source of carbohydrates for human food in the world.
A THE sweet potato is a tuberous root vegetable originating in Central America.
Miroestrol and deoxymiroestrol are highly active phytoestrogens isolated from the tuberous root of Pueraria candollei var.
A member of the lily family, the edible parts are the immature shoots of the tuberous roots.
Provided with full- to half-day sun, daylilies gleefully spread by means of fleshy, tuberous roots, virtually without regard to soil type or fertilizer.
The tuberous roots must be below the level at which the pond might freeze in winter.

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