- having the root perennial but the stem annual, as perennial herbs.
Also rhi·zo·car·pic [rahy-zoh-kahr-pik] /ˌraɪ zoʊˈkɑr pɪk/.
Origin of rhizocarpous
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- (of plants) producing subterranean flowers and fruit
- (of perennial plants) having roots that persist throughout the year but stems and leaves that wither at the end of the growing season
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