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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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The results suggest that salinity tolerance in NewHy likely originated from the quackgrass parent (Table 1), which is highly rhizomatous. Phenotypic selection within each cycle centered on those genotypes with the caespitose growth habit rather than spreading genotypes.
The last and most varied variety is the rhizomatous iris.
To address the above questions, we tested how root systems of co-occurring perennial and annual grasses from the intermountain sagebrush-steppe in North America affect the morphological plasticity and growth of the rhizomatous perennial grass Elymus lanceolatus ssp.
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I'm marking the extra-special plants so that when they fizzle I can propagate the best ones from their strange, rhizomatous roots.
As a general rule, bamboo does not need much in the way of pruning - but be warned, they do run, especially the rhizomatous varieties which look most at home in British gardens.
Chinese Lantern (Physalis alkekengi) THIS spreading, rhizomatous, herbaceous perennial has insignificant creamy bell-shaped flowers in midsummer before inflated, papery 5cm lanterns emerge which turn from green to beige then orange in autumn.
Artemisia douglasiana is rhizomatous with multiple stems connected below ground by fleshy horizontal rhizomes (Hickman, 1993).
Callas are rhizomatous aroids, closely related to the arum lily.
corniculatus germplasm expressing rhizomatous growth was discovered in the Atlas Range in Morocco (Beuselinck, 1989).
cut away a length of rhizomatous root - there'll be plenty growing on the surface - slit it into 1cm (half-inch) slices or cubes, and bury these in moist peat or peat substitute in a shallow pot or a seed tray.