John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
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Ten random things: Reader Request Month, day 45

Ten rhizomatous plants:

  1. Lady Ackland's Cattleya (Cattleya aclandiae)
  2. Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon)
  3. Calla lily (Zantedeschia elliottiana)
  4. Louisiana canna (Canna glauca)
  5. Johnson grass (Sorghum halepense)
  6. Turmeric (Curcuma longa)
  7. Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis)
  8. Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
  9. Dalmatian iris (Iris pallida)
  10. Asparagus fern (Asparagus scandens)

Today's list is for allthatjazmyne, who wanted to see Calla lilies, and also for thewalnut, who requested asparagus ferns. I don't usually combine requests, but there is precedent for it; back in 2004, I combined requests by astrablue and brooding_soul into one list. I don't know why I remember that.

So what's a rhizomatous plant, you ask? Well, a rhizome is a "horizontal, usually underground stem that often sends out roots and shoots from its nodes." So there you go.


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