Guide to Rhizomes: How to Grow Ginger, Turmeric, and Hops
Written by the MasterClass staff
Last updated: Nov 8, 2020 • 3 min read
While the word "rhizome" comes from the ancient Greek word rhízōma, meaning "mass of roots," rhizomes actually aren't roots at all. Similar to bulbs, corms, and tubers, rhizomes are a type of underground stem. Plants use rhizomes for food storage and reproduction.