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Used in reference to plants that die after fruiting. Especially applicable to plants, which grow for several years before producing fruit.
Any plant that grows either completely submerged in, or with leaves and flowers emerging from, water. It may be rooted in the soil or compost under water, or be free floating.
A cluster of flowers in which the stalked blooms grow from a single axis, with the stalks graduating in size - progressively shorter from the base to the tip of the axis.
Also known as a slip, a cutting is taken from a healthy plant by means of scissors or a knife, and placed in a growing medium in order to create a new plant.
1) The condition of cells, buds, seeds, etc, in the period before growth begins.2) A term used to describe a plant that fails to develop, in spite of favourable growing conditions.
Low-growing, fast-spreading plants often used to stabilise soil and prevent soil erosion, as well as for aesthetic interest.
A creeping stem that grows along or just beneath the soil surface, with roots arising from it. Is also a storage function.
A loosely climbing plant, ie, one that climbs without using tendrils. Instead it uses intertwining long, supple stems that grow through other plants.
A multi-stemmed, woody plant, where all the branches grow from the base, not from a single trunk. A bush.
A layer of vegetation, comprising shrubs and small trees, which grows beneath larger trees. Ground cover in a forest or wood.