The culinary ginger plant, known scientifically as Zingiber officinale, has a thick underground stem called the rhizome, with a pale yellow interior that has a lemon-like, spicy scent. Extending from this underground ste... More »

Plant ginger by purchasing a ginger hand at a grocery store, preparing the root, finding a good location and planting the roots, or rhizomes, into the ground. You need ginger and a knife. More » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes Outdoor Plants & Flowers

To identify wild ginger, check the plant's leaf shape, flowers and stem. Wild ginger can be identified using these features in just a few moments if the plant is mature and blossoms are present. The plant also smells sim... More » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes Outdoor Plants & Flowers

A rhizome is a horizontal stem of a plant that forms new roots and shoots. Many invasive plants form rhizomes, making them difficult to eradicate. When cut from the parent plant, the rhizome forms a new plant, unlike man... More »

The scientific name of ginger is Zingiber officinale. The ginger that consumers use comes from the underground stem of the plant. More » Science Chemistry Solutions & Mixtures

Some plants are able to reproduce without releasing seeds asexually using a specialized stem called a rhizome or by releasing spores. Bulb plants, such as Persiant violets, crinum lilies and wood hyacinths, are just a fe... More »

The underground stem of a fern is called a rhizome. The rhizome is a short, vertical stem located near the soil surface. It is hard to see due to its length, unlike other plants that have visible, aerial stems. More »