Annuals are plants that are sown as seed. They then germinate, grow to maturity, flower and are pollinated. The next stage is to set seed and die. This cycle is completed within one growing season.

Most food crops that are grown from seed, such as cereals and lettuce, are annuals.

Cereal crops and annual ornamental grasses are generally wind pollinated.

Most ornamental flowers, fruit and vegetables that are annuals are pollinated by insects.

dark pink cosmos, annual flowers, feathery foliage

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