growth form

noun

1
a
: a structural category consisting of individuals or species of the same general habit of growth but not necessarily related
b
: a category of plants in Raunkiaer's system based on the degree of protection of their winter buds
2
: the form assumed by an organism (as a plant) in immediate response to the interaction of a particular environment on its genetic potentialities

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“Growth form.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/growth%20form. Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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