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Tuber Anatomy

About Tubers

Tubers have been a part of natural medicine and a dietary staple for centuries.  Some examples of a tuber are potatoes, sweet potatoes and taro.  The tubers of the Daylily have a variety of uses as a botanical remedy.

A tuber is an oblong or round swollen growth from a plant that is found underground. It contains a starchy flesh that acts as food storage for the plant.  It has buds or “eyes” on its surface where new plants can emerge.

Parts of a Tuber

Roots have a variety of different parts.  See the diagram on the left to identify what each part of the root is.

Shoot:  A new pant.Parts of a Tuber

Eye:  The bud that will grow a shoot for a new plant.

Roots:  Supply nourishment and water from the soil.

 

 

 

 

tuber display Picture of a tuber

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

References:  http://herbsfromdistantlands.blogspot.com/2014/07/hemerocallis-daylily.htmlrce
http://herbalacademyofne.com/2015/09/herbs-underground-tubers-corms-and-roots/
Image sources - http://science9ldssblock1.wikispaces.com/Kandice+%26+Liam%27s+Science+Project          

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