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Other types of stems




TYPES OF STEMS

HERBACEOUS STEMS:

They do not have developed ligneous stiffened structures. They are generally frail. We find them in plants like the following:

Annual plants: Plants with a year life-time. Weeds generally belong to this group.
Vivacious plants: Plants with aerial stems lasting a single season, but keeping underground structures from which new stems spring again next season.

LIGNEOUS STEMS:

They have developed rigid, stiffened structures, what we normally know as "wood" . According to the height they attain we classify them into:

Trees: Plants with ligneous stems, with a superior height of five meters. In this case we call the stems trunks. They do not generally branch up to a considerable distance from the soil.

More information about trees / Fruit trees/ How to plant a tree

Shrubs: Are those plants with ligneous stems, from one to five meters tall. In this case, branching begins at soil level.

Bushes : Ligneous plants shorter than one meter tall.


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