Annual plants are a plant that completes its life cycle, from germination to production of seed within one year and then dies. There are summer annuals and winter annuals. Summer annuals germinate during the spring and are fully grown by autumn of the same year. Winter annuals germinate during autumn and are fully grown during the spring and summer of the following year. In cultivation many food plants are grown as annuals.
What is a Plant?
A plant is one of the two groups into which all living organisms are traditionally divided into; the other being animals. A plant is usually a stationery living organism and as such needs to absorb nutrients from its surroundings in order to grow and survive. Typically plants have roots which are the organs of a plant that normally lie below the surface of the soil; however there are some types of plants which do have aerial roots. Within the scientific classification chart plants belong to the Kingdom Plantae family.
Plant Life Cycle
The plant life cycle refers the lifespan duration or biological life of different plants from the time they sprout, to the time they grow into a mature plant, to producing fruits and seeds, to the time they die. The new seeds begin the new life cycle for the plant species. The life cycle is generally common to flowering plants. Plant life cycle can be grouped into the following categories: Annual Plants, Biennial Plants, and Perennial Plants.