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Re: terms/hollyhock??

I've had tobacco and Amaranth plants with big roots like that.  I've never
grown hollyhocks so I can't say for sure, but....
When I've checked plants in reference materials, they will be decribed as
rhizomatous if indeed they have rhizomes.  If they don't have rhizomes,
tubers, bulbs, tuberous roots, or some other storage system, nothing is
mentioned other than perennial, biennial, etc.
When I look up Alcea in Botanica (which is what I have at work) nothing is
mentioned.  So I tried something else: Try Googling "Alcea rhizome" or
"Hollyhock rhizome".  I could not find a single entry that contained the two
words next to each other.
Sounds like a fat root to me.


On Fri, 10 Jan 2003 11:17:40 -0500 (EST) Melody <mhobertm@excite.com> wrote:

> Kitty: Other than tree roots, I've never seen a
> root this big...it
> literally was over a foot long, about 4 inches
> in diameter at its
> midpoint, and weighed several pounds...it was
> massive. Also, without
> digging it up again, I don't think I can answer
> about new plants arising
> at points along the "rhizome'" (if that's what
> it is)...I can tell you
> that when it puts out stalks and leaves and
> then flowers, it's always in
> the same spot where I buried it...but it does
> self-seed pretty
> prolifically so now I have hollyhocks growing
> up to about 10 feet away
> from where I buried the original as well as
> around the corner of the
> house, about fifty feet away (i'm still trying
> to figure that out!)
> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is
> the mysterious."    
> --Albert Einstein
> On Fri 01/10, Kitty < kmrsy@earthlink.net
> > wrote:From: Kitty
> [mailto: kmrsy@earthlink.net]To:
> gardenchat@hort.netDate: Fri, 10 Jan
> 2003 07:55:15 -0800Subject: Re: [CHAT]
> terms/hollyhock??Melody, Are you
> sure it's not just a fat root traveling
> horizontally? Do new plantsarise
> at other places along this rhizome?
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