perennial defined in 1951 yearperennial - perennial;
perennial - Plant that continues its growth from year to year. In herbaceous perennials aerial parts die away in autumn, replaced by new shoots in following year from underground structures, e.g. rhubarb, delphinium; in woody perennials, permanent woody stems above ground form starting point for each new year's growth, a characteristic that enables some of them to reach a large size, e.g. shrubs and trees. Compare with: Annual, Biennial, Ephemeral.
near perennial in Knolik
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