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The scientific name of Turmeric plant is Curcuma longa and the plant is actually a tropical perennial plant that is grown for its edible, deep orange-yellow rhizomes that add flavor, color, and nutritional value to a wide variety of dishes. The Turmeric rhizomes, which are often referred to as the turmeric roots, are used fresh or dried and ground as a spice. The Turmeric plant is in the same plant family as ginger. While it is primarily grown for culinary purposes, the canna-like flowers make turmeric an attractive foliage plant. If the Turmeric plant is grown in ideal conditions, the plant will produces flower stems with showy bracts in late summer. Turmeric is actually planted in the spring. To learn how to grow Turmeric plants visit is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to