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The large, central root that grows downwards, and from which smaller, lateral roots grow.
Plants that grow in the soil, land plants.
The method of stopping a plant growing upwards by removing the growing tip, thereby encouraging the development of side shoots.
A term to describe a plant that completes its life cycle (germinating, growing, flowering, setting seed and dying) within a single growing season.
A fast-growing crop grown simultaneously with, or between, successive plantings of a main crop. This efficient use of growing space is known as succession planting.
The practice of growing two crops on the same piece of ground, simultaneously. Where a fast-growing crop is grown between slower-maturing plants, or in succession.
A reduced or modified leaf, from the axil of which a flower or flower stalk grows.
Plants that grow in the manner described above are described as epiphytic. They include some orchids and many bomeliads.
A tree or shrub whose branches grow almost vertically.
An organism that grows on dead or decaying organic matter, eg, mushrooms and other fungi.