perennation

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perennation

the survival of an organism from one season to the next, usually with a period of reduced activity between seasons. see PERENNIAL.
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During winter, the plants perennate as rhizomes, and new stems and leaves regenerate from the crowns and nodes after the onset of favorable temperatures.
This differential response is consistent with the growth and reproductive biology of turfgrasses, which typically perennate as rhizomes and initiate post-winter growth from crowns of rhizomes.