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Describe with examples natural methods of vegetative reproduction in flowering plants.


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Vegetative method of reproduction is the type of asexual reproduction. In this, a new plant is produced from a part of a plant by asexual means. Vegetative parts from which new plant is formed includes rhizome, tuber, buds, roots, bulbs, corms, stem, etc. Vegetative propagation can occur either through naturally or artifiically. Natural methods of vegetative reproduction in flowering plants include;
1. By stem tubers: For example, onions, turmeric, potato, etc.
2. By root tubers: For example, tuberous roots of sweet potato, dahlia, asparagus, etc.
3. By leaves: For example, Bryophyllum, Lilium, etc.
4. From reproductive organs: Flower buds of Agave species develop in bulbils.
5. By runners or stolons: For example, strawberry.
6. By bulbs: For example, garlic, onions, tulips, etc.
7. By suckers: For example,  roses, raspberries, gooseberries, etc.

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