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Stages of Plant Growth
Intro to Horticulture
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Plant Sciences
11/20/2011

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Term

Define the Juvenile Stage

of Plant Growth.

Definition

From seed germination until the 

formation of the first flower.

The length of the juvenile stage is 

determined by the genetic makeup of the plant.

Term

Name 6 characteristics of

Juvenile Stage of Plant growth

Definition

1. Rapid vegetative growth.

2.Unable to produce flowers & fruits.

3. Some produce thorns.

4. Can produce juvenile leaves

5. Special growth patterns (horz/upright)

6. Easy to propogate by cuttings

Term

What is the Transitional Stage of 

Plant Growth?

Definition

It is a gradual stage of growth between

the Juvenile and the Reproductive Mature Stage

that is ended with the formation of flowers.

It is a gradual change in the cells which is chiefly managed by hormones.

 

Term

Define the Reproductive Mature Stage

of Plant Growth.

Definition

This is the stage that a plant enters

when it starts flowering and onward.

Term

Name the 7 characteristics of the 

Reproductive Mature Stage of Plant Growth.

Definition

1.Able to produce flowers, fruit, seeds.

2. Vegetative growth slows.

3.Harder to propagate from cuttings

4.Displays mature growth of leaves

5.Some- thorns disappear.

6. Growth patterns can change on some

7. Some can store food in reserve