What Are Perennial Plants? - Examples & Types


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The streptocarcus plant takes many years to grow. It flowers one time then dies. What type of perennial is it?

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1. Perennial plants live

2. Alfalfa grasses grow all over prairies. They take more than two years to mature. They are

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This combination quiz and worksheet is designed to evaluate your understanding of perennial plants. In the quiz, you will be asked about the length of time perennial plants live and the identification of various types of perennials.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to review:

  • The type of perennials that take a long time to grow and die after flowering once
  • How long perennial plants live
  • The type of perennials that grow in prairies
  • The type of perennials that shed their leaves in the fall
  • Plants with a life cycle that is longer than two years

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as perennial
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how long perennial plants live
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify different types of perennials

Additional Learning

To learn more about perennial plants, review the accompanying lesson, What are Perennial Plants? - Examples & Types. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand what perennial plants are
  • Identify the various types of perennials, including woody and evergreen
  • Explore examples of various perennial plants from each of the five types