Some of the plants that respond to mechanical stimuli: Dionaea muscipula 'Venus’ Flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) accomplishes one of the more spectacular thigmonastic movements resulting in a swap of the role of predator with animals (Simons, 1992). Indeed, Darwin referred to it as ‘one of the most wonderful in the world’ (Darwin, 1893). The specialized bi-...


Meristems are undifferentiated plant cells. There are two types: apical mesistem that occurs at tips or branches and roots as well as buds which produces elongation, and lateral meristem or cambium that produces lateral growth (stem thickening). As cambium cells divide, cells toward the inside differentiate into xylem (wood) - these cells are 'xylem ...


By definition, no. An herbaceous plant is defined as a plant that has no woody parts. Herbaceous perennials die down to the roots at the end of the year and then sprout up again at the start of the next growing season, but they do not have woody parts. A plant that is small and herblike but has woody parts may be called a subshrub.

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