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annual

annual  

A plant that completes its life cycle in one year, during which time it germinates, flowers, produces seeds, and dies. Examples are the sunflower and marigold. Compare biennial; ephemeral; perennial.
chamaephyte

chamaephyte  

A plant life form in Raunkiaer's system of classification (see physiognomy). Chamaephytes are essentially low-growing shrubs, in which the overwintering buds are borne above ground but near the ...
cryptophyte

cryptophyte  

One of Raunkiaer's lifeform categories, being a plant in which the perennating bud lies below the ground or water surface. The groups geophytes, helophytes, and hydrophytes are distinguished by the ...
hemicryptophyte

hemicryptophyte  

A plant life form in Raunkiaer's system of classification (see physiognomy). Hemicryptophytes are typically herbaceous perennials, such as grasses, which produce perennating buds at the soil surface, ...
phanerophyte

phanerophyte  

A plant life form in Raunkiaer's system of classification (see physiognomy). Phanerophytes are large shrubs and trees in which the overwintering (perennating) buds are located high above the ground. ...
physiognomy

physiognomy  

1. The physical appearance of one's face.2. The assessment of someone's character or personality from their face and other external bodily features.
Raunkiaer's life-form classification

Raunkiaer's life-form classification  

A classification of plants, proposed by the Danish botanist C. Raunkiaer, based on the position of perennating buds in relation to the soil surface. See also chamaephyte; epiphyte; geophyte; ...

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