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By Roger Boddaert
Special to Valley News 

Have fun hunting for 'Fat Plants'


Last updated 3/31/2018 at 1:49pm

Roger Boddaert

Dioscorea is sometimes called the turtle plant due to its shape; it is a true collector's plant.

Are you engaged in the wonderful world of plants and flowers? Have you got the itch to go beyond and get interested in unique, unusual looking plants and perhaps start a collection of Caudiciform, aka "fat plants"?

Well here's a classification of plants forming a caudex – a fat, swollen stem, trunk, or above ground bulbous roots that are very interesting if you like something a little bit different for your garden setting, either in containers or out in the landscape.

The diversity of shapes and forms may surprise you when you start hunting for "fat plants." And by all means the hunt is...

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