Rhizome

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1. an underground stem that (unlike a root) may have nodes, buds, and primitive leaves, and may give rise to new plantlets.
2. an underground, horizontal stem.
3. horizontal underground stem.

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Source: Ohio State University Turfgrass Program

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Source: Ohio State University Turfgrass Program

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Source: Ohio State University Turfgrass Program