Bulb


Shallot bulbs
Hippeastrum (amaryllis) bulb

In botany, a bulb is structurally a short stem with fleshy leaves or leaf bases[1] that function as food storage organs during dormancy. (In gardening, plants with other kinds of storage organ are also called "ornamental bulbous plants" or just "bulbs".)

  1. ^ Bell, A.D. 1997. Plant form: an illustrated guide to flowering plant morphology. Oxford University Press, Oxford, U.K.

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