What On Earth Do These Things Mean?

There comes a time where at least 3 out of 4 people (totally made up statistic) that is in a plant conversation that smiles and nods their head like they totally know what "acaulescent" means (p.s. it is a plant without a trunk). Fake it till you make it, right?


Well, I am here to help you. To help you continue the conversation with Jim about which plants are sporogenous (pore producing plants). To help you when you have a brain fart because you get annual and perennial mixed around (totally guilty here). To help you feel smart.


I don't want to overwhelm you or confuse you so I think I'll just start with some basic botanical terms. Ready? Let's go!


Annual: A plant that has one life cycle. I like to think this: annual means one year, right? So,

by rights, the plant will only survive one year/season/life cycle

Eg. petunia, pansy, marigolds


Perennial: A plant that has several