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vegetative

1. of, relating to, or denoting the nonreproductive parts of a plant, i.e. the stems, leaves, and roots, or growth that does not involve the reproductive parts
2. (of reproduction) characterized by asexual processes
3. of or relating to functions such as digestion, growth, and circulation rather than sexual reproduction

vegetative

[′vej·ə‚tād·iv]
(biology)
Having nutritive or growth functions, as opposed to reproductive.
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2009), and the unkilled portion may vegetatively spread into multiple patches if left unchecked until the next growing season.
tessmannii is highly distinctive vegetatively with its rigid leaflets dark glaucous-green above and whitish beneath (Fig.
He said: "The idea is simple and is based on the fact that many plants reproduce vegetatively and by doing so live to great ages.
The most common way to grow new plants is to sow seeds, but many plants also can be propagated vegetatively by rooting tip cuttings or stems, or dividing clumps.
Monocarps live for several to many years, growing vegetatively.
Many of these varieties are propagated vegetatively because they do not produce viable seeds.
Samples of vegetatively propagated clones were collected from Paraguaicito Experimental Station nursery stock (CENICAFE), Buenavista, in the Quindio department of Colombia.
CUTTING PROPAGATION: A GUIDE TO PROPAGATING AND PRODUCING FLORICULTURE CROPS is for the serious college-level horticulture collection: it covers vegetatively propagated varieties and provides the latest information on cutting and rooting for optimum results.
First break pinsets are more consistent because the constant battle of forcing a reproductive initiative on a vegetatively growing medium is not there.
During the rainy season, plants are dispersed vegetatively by the river currents, aided by their culms which have developed aerenchyma that allow the plant to float along the river current.
The successful cultivation of the species in the experimental trial, resulted in standardizing methodology for mass level propagation of this species from its various organs vegetatively, which is very much unique to this species.