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A horizontal, usually underground stem that often sends out roots and shoots from its nodes. Also called rootstock.

[Greek rhizōma, mass of roots, from rhizoun, to cause to take root, from rhiza, root; see wrād- in Indo-European roots.]

rhi·zom′a·tous (-zŏm′ə-təs, -zō′mə-) adj.
rhi·zom′ic adj.
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Adj.1.rhizomatous - producing or possessing or resembling rhizomes
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These rhizomatous herbaceous perennials are propagated by division as the flowers are usually sterile and do not make seeds.
are all rhizomatous representatives of the family Asteraceae.
Stoloniferous and/or rhizomatous grassy weeds such asmugwort (Armetisia vulgaris) (Bradley and Hagood, 2002), creeping rivergrass (Echinochloapolystachya) (Bottoms et al.
glabra exhibits rhizomatous growth via a branched, shallow network of roots (Boyd, 1944).
With rhizomatous roots it will slowly spread - but never becomes invasive.
It moves around slowly, making runners and rhizomatous roots just under the surface of the soil, each one producing a new plant.
In all sampling years, the plant communities at sodded sites were dominated by two rhizomatous graminoids, Eriophorum angustifolium and Carex aquatilis.
Examples of rhizomatous plants are couch and the common coastal marram grass, The rhizomes on marram grass allow it to survive harsh, windswept coastal conditions and prevent erosion.
Large rhizomatous sedge species, including Baumea articulata and Eleocharis sphacelata, establish best if planted from containers, such as 3 or even 6 inch pots, which allow the development of thick rhizomes and tall stems (over 1 metre in size).
Proponents of bamboo flooring say it has a minimal environmental Impact, pointing to the crop's fast growing cycle and rhizomatous root system that doesn't require replanting and helps control soil erosion after harvesting.
Nevertheless, a high number of aquatic species is cited as fire tolerant in the Pantanal, such as Cyperus giganteus, giant flatsedge, a rhizomatous herb which forms monodominat stands (Pott and Pott, 2000).