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bluesBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I believe it is a root, not a rhizome.
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INTBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
what exactly is the difference between a rhizome, edible root and a tuber?
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bluesBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I 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.
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INTBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
hmmm, they all seem quite similar. Do you know if they all absorb nutrient/water like roots do?
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bluesBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I 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.
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INTBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ok thanks for the explanation
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bluesBest 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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