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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

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.
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Replant rhizomes that feel firm and are free of blemishes or other injuries.
The constituent composition of the rhizomes and leaves of the plant was studied using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS) on an Agilent Technologies 6890 with a 5973 mass-spectrometric detector.
Total phenol concentration of Rheum rhizome extract was determined using the Folin-Ciocalteu method [22].
Krause, "Cytotoxicity, phytochemical analysis and antioxidant activity of crude extracts from rhizomes of Elephantorrhiza elephantina and Pentanisia prunelloides," African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines, vol.
Caption: Figure 3: Metal concentration of Cu, Pb, Zn, and Cr in the P australis shoots, roots, and rhizomes in four seasons (values are the means of six replicates [+ or -] standard deviation; significant difference between sites (within the same season) is showed by small letter; significant difference between seasons (within the same tissue) is showed by capital letter).
The leaves and rhizomes after washed thoroughly with water were air dried in shade for 5 days and powdered.
The rhizome part of this plant is considered to have beneficial medicinal properties because it contains a number of sesquiterpenoids, monoterpenoids, and curcuminoids (8,9).
When you receive your hop rhizomes, wrap them in damp newspaper (if they aren't already), and store them in your refrigerator until it is time to plant.
The iris rhizomes should be planted just barely below the surface of the ground and about 12 inches apart to insure good air circulation.
Lygodium microphyllum is difficult to manage using controlled burns, mechanical removal, or herbicide applications due to the plant's ability to regenerate from underground rhizomes (Stocker et al.