I feel like they are the alchemist of the tuber world; they make everything from smooth, soft purees to beautiful crunchy pickles.
From the leaf, inserted half its length in the soil (or sometimes only the petiole inserted) a tuber arises.
It is found in the tuber of the dahlia, in the dandelion, and some other plants.
The enclosed shoot develops into a tuber which stands more or less vertical, and the scales become pretty little leaves.
All of these may be grown from seed or by division of the tuber before planting.
The block itself is the tuber of a sort of yam, which grows above ground instead of below.
Chemically and physically these cells are just the same as the cells in the interior of the tuber.
In early spring these eyes send out tubers, and every tuber will make a new vine when planted.
A second crop of flowers need not be expected from a tuber that has borne one crop.
The tuber is cut into pieces, or runners from old plants are stuck into the ground, and the planting is complete.
tuber tu·ber (tōō'bər, tyōō'-)
n. pl. tubers or tu·ber·a (-bər-ə)
A localized rounded projection or swelling; a knob, tuberosity, or eminence.
The thickened part of an underground stem of a plant, such as the potato, bearing buds from which new plant shoots arise. Compare bulb, corm, rhizome, runner.