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rhizome
A usually horizontal stem (sometimes underground)
that grows new roots and shoots along its length
see also Bulbs, Corms and Tubers.
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rhizome
A usually horizontal stem (sometimes underground)
that grows new roots and shoots along its length
see also Bulbs, Corms and Tubers.
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Canna Lily

Family Cannaceae
Name Canna flaccida
Common Name Canna Lily
Etymology
Canna From Greek kanna meaning a type of reed.
flaccida From Latin flaccid meaning limp or weak.

  See also:  Bulbs, Corms & Tubers

Canna is a genus of flowering plants, and although called a "Lily", it is more closely related to gingers. Its rhizome contains starch that can be commercially extracted and used as food.


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