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Animal dispersal   The scattering of seeds by animals. Fruits are eaten by animals, which disperse seeds in their droppings. Nuts are often buried and, if left uneaten, may germinate. Alternatively, seeds may latch on to animals’ fur using hooks or barbs.

Annual plant   A plant that germinates, flowers and dies within one growing season (usually a year). Annual plants include corn, lettuce, beans and marigolds.

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