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What plants can do

bear

verb

if a plant bears flowers or fruit, it produces them

bloom

verb

if a tree or plant blooms, it produces flowers that have opened

blossom

verb

if a tree blossoms, it produces flowers

bud

verb

to produce buds

choke

verb

if stronger plants choke weaker ones, they surround them and stop them from growing

climb

verb

if a plant climbs up or over something, it grows up it

come out

if a flower comes out, it opens

come up

if a plant comes up, it starts to appear above the ground

die back

if a plant dies back, the part above the ground dies but the roots stay alive

fade

verb

if a flower fades, it starts to die

flower

verb

if a plant flowers, it produces flowers

fruit

verb

if a tree or plant fruits, it produces fruit

germinate

verb

to develop from a seed and begin to grow into a plant, or to make a seed develop in this way

grow

verb

if plants or trees grow, they develop and get larger or taller

grow

verb

if trees or plants grow somewhere, they exist there

mimic

verb

if a plant or animal mimics another plant or animal or mimics something in its environment, it makes itself look like it in order to be less noticeable to its enemies

open

verb

if something such as a flower opens, it moves into its widest position and you can see its full shape

overwinter

verb

if plants or animals overwinter somewhere, they live through the winter there without dying

put forth

if a plant or tree puts forth leaves, roots etc, it starts to grow

ripen

verb

to become ripe, or to make something ripe

root

verb

to grow roots, or to make a plant grow roots

run

verb

to grow in a particular direction

seed

verb

if a plant seeds, it produces seeds

shrivel

verb

if something such as a plant shrivels or shrivels up, it becomes smaller and thinner than usual and it does not look fresh and healthy

sprout

verb

if a leaf or other part of a plant is sprouting, it is beginning to grow on the plant

sprout

verb

if a plant sprouts, new leaves or shoots begin to grow on it

sting

verb

if a plant stings you, it makes a mark on your skin and hurts you when you touch it

tolerate

verb

if plants or animals tolerate particular conditions, they are able to exist in those conditions

transpire

verb

if a plant transpires, water passes from the surface of its leaves into the air as vapour

vegetate

verb

to start producing leaves or flowers

wilt

verb

if a plant wilts, it gradually bends towards the ground because it needs water or is dying

wither

verb

if plants or flowers wither, they become drier and start to die

yield

verb

to produce fruit, vegetables, or other foods

germination

noun

photosynthesize

verb

bear fruit

if a tree or plant bears fruit, it produces fruit

put down roots

if a plant puts down roots, its roots become strong and established

run riot

if a plant runs riot, it grows in an uncontrolled way

get/become established

to start growing successfully in a new place

go/run to seed

if a plant goes or runs to seed, it starts producing seeds after it has produced flowers

take root

if a plant takes root, it begins to grow somewhere

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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