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ANNUAL:  A plant that completes its life cycle (seed germination to seed maturation) in one growing season. 

 

BIENNIAL:  A plant that takes two years to grow from seed to bloom and then dies.

  

PERENNIAL:  A non-woody herbaceous plant that returns in the garden year after year.

  

SEED POD:  A dehiscent case that, when dry, splits along its seams to release its seeds.

  

TENDER PERENNIAL:  A plant that may survive year-round in a hardiness zone warmer than that of Maryland but generally cannot withstand the cold of Hardiness Zone Six.