Classification of plants according to their duration

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After talking to you about some plants that supposedly attract good luck, today we want to focus on a slightly more scientific aspect, specifically, on the classification of species.

As you know, there are different divisions for plants based on their different characteristics. However, there is one of them that sows some doubts. We refer to the classification of plants according to their duration: annual, biennial and perennial or perennial plants. We talk about each catalog below.

Annual plants

Annual plants are what they live only for a season, that is, they are born, develop and flower during spring and summer, produce their fruits at the end of the season and in autumn or winter they die. This type of plants they usually release a lot of seeds to ensure their survival. Annual plants include garden plants such as greens and vegetables, wild herbs and so-called “weeds”.


Biennial or biennial plants last two seasons:

  • During the first they grow and develop
  • During the second the flowers and fruits appear.

In this group there are also flower plants and food. In addition, there are some species that are biannual depending on the climate.


Perennials or perennials are those that live more than two seasons. They are resistant plants with a good capacity to withstand adverse climates. These are divided into two groups:

  • The evergreen: they are kept for several seasons.
  • The deciduous: they are renewed every year.

This name is used for small plants and shrubs, although larger shrubs and trees are also part of this group. As the use of this adjective is misleading, evergreens are also called hard-leafed evergreens or evergreens.

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