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(Science: plant biology) A horizontal underground stem which can send out both shoots and roots, rhizomes sometimes have thickened areas that store starch.

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Re: Pterydophyta

... contains ferns. Ferns are plants with leaves, roots, and stems; but they do not have flowers like most plants. Ferns have special stems, called rhizomes, which grow sideways at the surface or underground. Many leaves grow from rhizomes and make fern colonies. Fern leaves are called fronds. Fronds ...

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by Anonymous
Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Pterydophyta
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Rhizome !

My apologies, I was talking about something else. But obviously both monocots and dicots can form rhizomes http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhizome

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by JackBean
Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Rhizome !
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stem - branch : the difference

... a shoot produced by growth of an axillary bud. Either could be above ground, such as the typical stem of a tomato plant, or below ground, such as rhizomes or corms.

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by Naturebot
Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: stem - branch : the difference
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... with seeds are fruits!!!. Veggies, check up on this, can be leaves of plants or other plant accessories. then there are the bulbs..garlic, onion. rhizomes (underground lateral branches)...ginger. tubers.. (potatoes) and roots...Carrots (definately a veggie) hope that helps u out

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by SteinAraiza
Tue Sep 20, 2005 3:56 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: veggie or fruit
Replies: 10
Views: 5571

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