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Definition of stratification

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Definition as written by paulgrow:

The act of exposing a seed to a cold period in order to encourage germination

See also stratify

Definition as written by Terry:

Another term for layers of plant or vegetative material.

These layers include:
- litter (fallen leaves and other decaying matter)
- herbaceous (grasses, ferns, flowering plants)
- shrub (persistent woody plants up to 15 feet tall)
- understory (small trees and large shrubs, up to 50 feet tall)
- canopy (large trees up to 100 feet tall)


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