Botany Quiz: What is a monocarpic plant?

(Zone 7a)
There are a total of 93 votes:

A plant that has one leaf.
(13 votes, 13%)
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A plant that only blooms once, then dies.
(75 votes, 80%)
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A plant that only lives one year.
(3 votes, 3%)
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A plant that lives in only one location.
(2 votes, 2%)
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Previous Polls

Concord, CA(Zone 9b)

I only knew this because I looked it up. Learned my "something" for the day.

Central, LA(Zone 8b)

I knew it was only one but one what? I thought it was only one location but voted - A plant that only blooms once, then dies. Don't ask, me, why?

Deep East Texas, TX(Zone 8a)

Rather bittersweet to know a bloom is so beautiful and then the plant will die.

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Jacksonville, FL(Zone 9a)

Very true podster, but they do have 'babies' that will continue on.

Alba, TX(Zone 8a)

Some days bromeliads make me sad.....but mostly I think they are cool! =)

Anderson, IN(Zone 6a)

Giant Agave is one of those? Yes Tequila !!! lol

Central, AL(Zone 7b)

Kalanchoe gastonis-bonnieri. Or Donkey Ears chalanchoe is another. ^_^

Charlotte, NC(Zone 7b)

I guessed the correct answer. The first time I've ever got one right! LOL

Calgary, Canada

The word is used to describe the habit of some meconopsis plants.
Some do not let them flower the first year, so the plant is stronger the second year.

Deep East Texas, TX(Zone 8a)

And if I understand correctly if the bromeliad blooms are stopped, it will produce more pups instead of dying so quickly.

Central, AL(Zone 7b)

Is there a term describes plant reproduces its offsprings by means of making pups instead of/ or besides the ability of making flowers and seeds? I think bromeliads reproduce this way before the plant die?

Jackson, MO(Zone 6b)

I guessed the right answer by reasonable deduction.

rosetta TASMANIA, Australia

Cardiocrinum Giganteum[the biggest lily in the world]-...You wait 7-8 yrs from seed, and then its all over!!!!

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

I guessed a wrong answer...again. At least my score is near perfect - almost always wrong.

Calgary, Canada

That is okay as you are learning.
We are all not experts,but gardeners who learn from each other.
There are probably topics which you know better than the rest of us.

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Sure, there are! Thanks for the vote of confidence.

Due to experience I know how to kill a clematis (too much water), how not to prune a rose, waiting for the broccoli to flower is not a good idea! My expertise is killing dahlia tubers over winter. Write for details - LOL.

Magnolia, TX(Zone 8b)

I got it right- but I could only think of the word saying 1 fish, and there was no answer for 1 color... Sorry, brain is melting down I think, chuckl

Magna, UT(Zone 7a)

I've known this for a couple of years from when I started researching agave. That's been fun.

Anderson, IN(Zone 6a)

weedsfree;; Me too!!! Tequila !!!! ^_^

Alba, TX(Zone 8a)

I always thought bromeliads were, but never hurts to learn something new every day! I thought they were monocarpic, but maybe they are something else?

Deep East Texas, TX(Zone 8a)

Nope ~ I do believe you are correct.

Alba, TX(Zone 8a)

☺ thanks.

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