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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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In this study, we found that miroestrol, a phytoestrogen from the tuberous root of Pueraria candollei var.
Botanically, the food-storage organs that allow various plants to survive from one growing season to the next are identified by different terms such as bulb, tuber, tuberous root, rhizome and corm.
Intensities of shading above 18% during the whole cultivation cycle (30-210 days after plantation--DAP) or starting from the beginning of the formation of tuberous roots (after 120 DAP) were harmful to the production of marketable storage roots of Peruvian carrot.
The tuberous roots must be below the level at which the pond might freeze in winter.
The plants have tuberous roots and can take a couple of years to settle down, which added to the notion that they are difficult to grow.
Some species also produce tuberous roots that are edible.
They have quite shallow tuberous roots, which are easily dug out - and digging them up is the most effective control.
Miroestrol and deoxymiroestrol are phytoestrogens in the tuberous roots of Pueraria candollei (Chansakaow et al.
Prune off their stems a safe 4 inches above the soil line, dig them carefully so as to not injure their bulbs, rhizomes, tubers or tuberous roots, and cure the roots for a few days in the sun so that they will drain and dry.
Its tuberous roots mean it can be cut to the ground and grow back up again.
After the first frosts have blackened the foliage, cut it back to within a foot of the ground, dig up the tuberous roots and stand upside down on a slatted bench in a dry, frost free place to drain excess moisture from the hollow stem.
Have the cannas, dahlias, tuberous begonias, glads and other tender plants that grow from tubers, tuberous roots, bulbs, corms and rhizomes been knocked down by a frosty night?