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Annual  [ Botany ] Dictionary of botanic terminology - index of names
  Lasting for only one year. Referring to plant life cycle or to the life of single organs (e.g. shoots, leaves or roots) that last only one year.  
Annual plants  [ Botany ]
  The plants  whose life cycle usually lasts for only one year.  
Their life cycle begins with the germination of the seed. The plant then blooms, producing the next generation of seed, after which the parent plant dies.

Compare ephemeral; biennial; perennial


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