On the basis of their lifespan, plants are divided into three categories: annual, biennial and perennial plants. A plant’s lifespan begins with seed germination and completes when it bears flowers and fruits. Let us look at the differences between them.
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|Annual plants complete their life cycle in one growing season.||Biennial plants are planted in one year, grow through the year, grow on and flower during the next year.||Perennial plants grow strong year after year.|
|Mustard, watermelon, lettuce||Carrot, cabbage, onions||Mango, coconut, banana|
|They germinate, grow, bear fruits and flowers, and die off in the same year.||They germinate, grow leaves and stems in the first year. In the second year, they bear flowers and fruits.||They continue to bear flowers and fruits for several seasons after growth.|
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Is rose an annual, biennial or perennial?
Roses are perennial plants.
Is lavender annual or perennial?
Lavender is a perennial herb.
Is carrot a biennial plant?
Carrots are biennial plants.