Underground vertical shoots that have modified leaves (or thickened leaf bases) that are used as food storage organs by a dormant plant, e.g. onion, daffodil, tulip. Bulbs often function in reproduction by splitting to form new bulbs or producing small new bulbs. Bulbs are a combination of stem and leaves, with the leaf portions making up most of the bulb.

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