Learning botany one word at a time.
A single species can have different leaf shapes over the life of the plant.
Plants that have blooms that only contain boy parts or girl parts, but not both, are dioecious.
Viviparous plants generate offspring while attached to the parent.
Think of them as linebackers, clearing a path for the plant that follows.
They live their lives and then go out with a bang. They burn out, not fade away.