A perennial plant, such as a crocus or tulip, that resprouts by means of buds on underground bulbs, tubers, or corms.
A plant that grows in earth; esp., a perennial whose buds live underground throughout the winter.
A perennial plant with an underground food storage organ, such as a bulb, tuber, corm, or rhizome. The parts of the plant that grow above ground die away during adverse conditions, as in winter or during the dry season, and grow again from buds that are on or within the underground portion when conditions improve. Crocuses and tulips are geophytes.
Origin of geophyte
- geo- + -phyte