Plants and dormancy

Dormancy is a temporary state of inactivity or minimal activity and is great a survival mechanism for many perennials.

Plants and dormancy


Dormancy is an amazing adaptation in plants so that they can deal with trying conditions- they can go dormant in seasons when conditions are not favourable and still thrive later when the environment suits. Most plants that go into dormancy do so in the winter when temperatures are cold and daylight hours are short. There are some species, however, where dormancy is triggered by ext...

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