Seasonal Growth Cycles: Perennial, Annual and Biennial Plants


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Which term best describes plants, such as the foxglove, that develop leaves in one growing season and then develop flowers and seeds the next growing season?

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1. The white pine tree gradually loses its needles throughout the year. What terms can be used to describe such trees?

2. Some wildflowers, like the spring beauty and the trillium, bloom for a very short period of time. These wildflowers complete their entire life cycle within this short growing period. Which term best describes these plants?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are three seasonal growth cycles that can be affected by several factors, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you check your understanding of this process.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be quizzed on various terms including:

  • Biennial
  • Perennial
  • Coniferous
  • Ephemeral
  • Deciduous

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related biology lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding season growth cycles and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding oak trees

Additional Learning

To learn more about growth cycles, review that accompanying lesson titled Seasonal Growth Cycles: Perennial, Annual and Biennial Plants. The lesson meet these objectives:

  • Describe seasonal growth cycles of plants
  • Explain what factors affect seasonal growth cycles
  • Differentiate between annuals, biennials and perennials