Let's talk RHIZOMES: An important part of our grasslands that create alternate ways of reproducing and acquiring nutrients. Rhizomes are a horizontal outgrowth of a plant that will grow underground. This extension of the plant is capable of growing its own roots and stem in some cases. Many plants rely on rhizomes as their primary form of reproduction. This means they can reproduce asexually and have no pollination or fertilization requirements to reproduce. A common plant that utilizes rhizomes is Kentucky Bluegrass, even if your unfamiliar with the name you've likely seen it as it composes the majority of urban lawns. This popular landscaping material readily grows rhizomes and constantly reproduces by extending its rhizomes horizontally underground ultimately creating a sod or mat like surface.
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