In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Crocuses and gladioli, for example, are really corms, while such favorites as dahlias and begonias are really tubers.
- Vegetative propagation through budding, grafting, tubers, rootstocks and tissue culture are major industries.
- A good thing, too, as everyone soon agreed: despite its beautiful flower, the dahlia tuber is not very tasty!
- In mild climates, dahlia tubers can overwinter in the ground; in cold climates, dig and store them in a frost-free place until planting time in spring.
- Along with true bulbs, several types of flowers, sold as bulbs, grow from the underground stem growth of rhizomes, tubers, and corms.
- Their food consists of tubers and rhizomes, which they dig out with their bills.
- By planting parts of the tuber of a potato, one can create new organisms with the same genetic makeup.
- All enzymes tested could be visualized in growing potato tubers or potato stems.
- Plant a few tubers now for new potatoes in August and September.
- By contrast to leaves, potato tubers represent a non-photosynthetic plant tissue that uses a large amount of imported sucrose to synthesize starch as the major carbon store.
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