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The rhizome appears scaly due to the remaining rings of previous leaves. Its outer skin is brownish, but its flesh is a deep orange-yellow inside. Rhizomes grow to about 5-8 cm x 1.5 - 2.5cm. When bruised they omit a spicy scent. The flower stalk will appear among the leaves, also directly arising from the rootstock.
The yellow-reddish flowers are arranged spirally along the cylindrical spike, which may be partially protected by a leaf sheath. The flowers poke out from protective bracteoles, which form little 'pockets' along the flower spike. Turmeric propagates mostly vegetatively by means of rhizome segments. Europeans first discovered turmeric they often falsely identified it as saffron.
Sacred Earth - Plant Profile: Turmeric (Curcuma longa)
http://sacredearth.com/ethnobotany/plantprofiles/turmeric.php (accessed January 20, 2017).