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Plant Lists

Browse the following groups of plants. A list of plants is provided that meet each definition.

  • Trees Trees are woody perennial plants, usually with a single trunk, relatively tall
  • Shrubs Shrubs are woody perennial plants with multiple stems, generally shorter than a tree.
  • Vines Vines are either woody or herbaceous plants that climb or sprawl.
  • Grasses Grasses are herbaceous plants with narrow leaves originating at the base of the plant. Grasses are graminoids.
  • Perennials Perennials are herbaceous plants that live three or more years
  • Biennials Biennials are herbaceous plants that live two years, flowering the second
  • Annuals Annuals are herbaceous plants that live only one year