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Turmeric label

Common name: Turmeric

Botanical name: Curcuma longa

Family: Zingiberaceae (ginger family)

Aspect & soil: Full sun to part shade; well-drained soil

Best climate: Tropical, subtropical, temperate

Habit: Perennial flowering herbaceous plant

Propagation: Rhizomes

Difficulty: Easy

Like its cousin, ginger, turmeric is a flowering plant that produces a root or rhizome

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