Perennial plants are plants that grows and thrive for more than two years. Perennial plants have adapted to survive the cold of the winter season by going into a dormant stage and then begin to grow again from their rootstock as weather gets warmer in spring. These types of plants are know as herbaceous perennials. Evergreens or non-herbaceous perennials do not shed their leaves in winter. There is also a another class of plants called perennial subshrubs that can retain a vestigial woody structure during the winter.
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.