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  • adj. Of a plant, not flowering; reproducing by means other than pollination from flowers.

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  • adj. without flower or bloom and not producing seeds

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Examples

  • "nonflowering," meaning that there should be little chance of accidental contamination of nearby crops.

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  • New Caledonia has a remarkable diversity of gymnosperms (primitive nonflowering plants that include conifers), with forty-four species (forty-three of which are endemic) out of fifteen genera (at least three of which are endemic).

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  • The spores of nonflowering plants are analogous to the seeds of flowering plants.

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  • It changes tall, late, or nonflowering varieties that produce well only in the tropics into short, early-maturing forms that can be used in many parts of the world, including the temperate zones.

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  • It is nonflowering, nonseeding (or at least nonspreading), and must be replicated by vegetative propagation.

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  • Scattered about were pale abstract watercolors and several nonflowering potted plants.

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  • A wind swept our hillock from the direction of its far side, where nasty-looking, spiked plants of a nonflowering variety grew.

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  • Depending on climate, tulips can either wither after one season or produce nonflowering growth the following year.

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  • For example, gnetophytes, a group that consists of shrubs and woody vines, are the most primitive nonflowering seed plants, according to the researchers' analysis.

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  • Pine Tree Pollen - Pine trees are gymnosperms, nonflowering plants that produce exposed seeds not enclosed in an ovary.

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