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What is the basic life cycle of a plant?

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Scott Locklear | College Teacher | eNotes Employee

Posted April 7, 2008 at 8:42 AM via web

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What is the basic life cycle of a plant?

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clane | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted April 7, 2008 at 10:35 AM (Answer #1)

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The variety of plant really dictates its life cycle. The basic life cycle refers to how long a plant will take to grow, flower, and seed (or grow and die, depending on the variety). Plants can be annual (a plant that grows, flowers, and dies within a year), perennial (a plant that lives for years, going dormant during the winter months and coming back in the spring), or biennial (plants that live like perennials the first year, but in the second year they will grow, flower, and die).

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doom-the-dill | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 4, 2009 at 9:39 PM (Answer #2)

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1- MEIOSIS haploid spores are produced in the diploid sporophyte.

2- MITOSIS the haploid gametophyte produces haploid gametes.

3- FERTILIZATION haploid gametes fuse to form the diploid zygote.

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