Date: Tue, 8 Jun 1999 08:04:32 From: SCHLAUER@chemie.uni-wuerzburg.de To: email@example.com Message-Id: <aabcdefg2045$foo@default> Subject: Re: Definition of "ephemeral"
> In Lowrie vol 3 d. burmanni is described as an "ephemeral" species.
> Just what does he mean by this?
Short-lived (without precise duration).
> Is this an accepted botanical term?
Yes, more or less (it was originally used for insects with short-
> In cultivation its usually described as an annual, and he describes
> other species as annuals in vol3 so he must mean something different.
For cultivation purposes annual and ephemeral mean more or less the
same. You have to sow the plants each growing season.
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