growth habit

growth habit

a characteristic manner of growth in plants.
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Others, such as 'Vardaman,' have a more compact, bushy growth habit. Some require a long growing season--up to 150 days--while short-season varieties best suited for northern gardens mature in 90 to 100 days.
After introducing the nature and history of plant classification, and the structure and current classification of the genus, Cullen (Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust, Cambridge, UK) describes subgenera per their growth habit, parts, distribution, flowering time, hardiness zone, and wild and cultivated species.
It was supported for registration in 2001 by the Ontario Pulse Committee, for its good yield potential and especially for its semi-determinate growth habit and erect plant type as a pinto cultivar.
It is common to find drought tolerant plants in Mediterranean gardens - look out for the following characteristics: grey or silver leaves which reflect sunlight, fine hairs or a waxy covering on the leaves to trap moisture in the air, small leaves and low growth habit to prevent loss of moisture through transpiration The following plants should get your Mediterranean planting scheme off to a good start: 1) Purple-flowered rock rose (Cistus x purpureus) 2) Pink dandelion (Crepis incana) 3) Martin's spurge (Euphorbia x martinii) 4) French lavender (Lavandula stoechas) 5) Bowden Cornish lily (Nerine bowdenii
Plants either need support because of their growth habit, such as ramblers and climbers, or to contain the foliage spread, and to prevent those that are tall with weak growth from toppling over.
The researchers, who in 2003 cloned the first wheat vernalization gene, VRN1, discovered that VRN1 and VRN2 work together to confer the winter growth habit. They showed that loss-of-function mutations in either of these two genes result in spring wheat varieties that do not require cold weather to initiate flowering.
To train a plant you need to properly understand its natural growth habit. By cutting back lateral branches of the tree or shrub you can train a plant to develop a specific shape, fill an open area caused by storm or wind damage, or keep it within bounds of a given area.
Due to differences in growth habit, trade-offs between defense and growth and longevity, few species are destined to be the "alpha" trees of the forest.
Introgressions will be validated by modern molecular cytogenetic techniques (genomic in situ hybridization, fluorescence in situ hybridization) and phenotyping will be carried out for disease resistance and perennial growth habit. The exploitation of these valuable tools in wheat improvement will enable the breeding of competitive varieties adapted to the changing environment at a lower cost, thus increasing the economic potential of the EU.
Bamboos can be divided into two main groups based on the growth habit of the root system.
It is a hardy annual cool season legume with a growth habit similar to the field pea (Pisum sativum L.).
cristophii, a narrow growth habit means bulbs can be slotted between other plants in the garden during autumn.

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