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INT
 3 years ago
is a carrot a rhizome?
INT
 3 years ago
is a carrot a rhizome?

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blues
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I believe it is a root, not a rhizome.

INT
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0what exactly is the difference between a rhizome, edible root and a tuber?

blues
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I think a rhizome is a horizontally growing offshoot from a root and a tuber is an enlarged part of a rhizome specifically adapted for storage of water, carbohydrates, etc. But I am *not* a plant biologist and don't know for sure.

INT
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0hmmm, they all seem quite similar. Do you know if they all absorb nutrient/water like roots do?

blues
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I think they differ more in function than in form. Roots are for absorbing water and nutrients. Rhizomes have more to do with the species sending out adventitious roots and making itself bigger. And tubers have more to do with nutrient storage than nutrient gathering.

INT
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok thanks for the explanation

blues
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1:D not a prob. As I said, plants are not my strong suite.
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