Michelle Whitehead

Perennial Plants

Hi everyone! I was really struggling with a topic to write about today so I chose to use a random topic generator and want to just stick to the first topic it gives me - perennial plants… Crap.

I know absolutely nothing about plants, let alone perennial plants. My mom has a green thumb, I was cursed with a black thumb! But let’s get our plant on, shall we?

“A perennial plant, or simply perennial, is a plant that lives more than two years.” I feel like this definition would definitely not be applicable to me, I’d give my plant baby a 1-2-week lifespan if we’re lucky.

“Perennials, especially small flowering plants, that grow and bloom over the spring and summer, die back every autumn and winter, and then return in the spring from their rootstock, are known as herbaceous perennials.” Zombie plants?!?! I’m suddenly extremely interested!

“Perennials typically grow structures that allow them to adapt to living from one year to the next through a form of vegetative reproduction rather than seeding. These structures include bulbs, tubers, woody crowns, rhizomes plus others. They might have specialized stems or crowns that allow them to survive periods of dormancy over cold or dry seasons during the year. Annuals produce seeds to continue the species as a new generation while the growing season is suitable, and the seeds survive over the cold or dry period to begin growth when the conditions are again suitable.”

Ok, so going in and writing about a topic that I knew nothing of, totally scary! However, I got to learn about an awesome, zombie plant that may be more intelligent than the human race! Plant on! :) 



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