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Vegetative reproduction 5 Corms - Crocus (continued) flower bud bud grows, using food stored in corm adventitious roots develop stored food becomes soluble and passes to growing parts (2) EARLY SPRING terminal bud last year’s leaf bases lateral bud remains of last year’s corm corm (1) WINTER leaves make food which passes to new corm at base of stem
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Unformatted text preview: ovary of flower lateral bud sprouting new contractile root old corm shrivelling (3) LATE SPRING leaves shrivelling; leaf bases will make new scale leaves new corm daughter corm next year’s terminal bud contractile root (4) SUMMER © D.G. Mackean Life cycle , represented by longitudinal sections through the plant....
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