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A decidious plant sheds foliage seasonally or at a certain stage of development in its life cycle.

In botany and horticulture, deciduous plants, including trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennials, are those that lose all of their leaves for part of the year. This process is called abscission.
In some cases leaf loss coincides with winter - namely in temperate or polar climates. While in other areas of the world, including tropical, sub-tropical and arid regions of the world, plants lose their leaves during the dry season or during other seasons depending on variations in rainfall.


Examples:

  • [Trees] Acacia, Aspen, Beech, Bilberry, Birch, Cherry, Elm, Maple
  • [Shrubs] Honeysuckle, Viburnum
  • [Vines] Grapes, Poison ivy, Virginia creeper, Wisteria


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