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ephemeral: Annual with a very short life span, germinating, growing, reproducing, and dying within a brief period of favorable conditions, the entire cycle being completed within a few weeks.[1]
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Example(s): Example sentences from FNA : [1] Petiole tan, (25-- )40--120 cm × 4--10 mm, at base with scales absent or ephemeral. [2] Flowers spreading, resupinate, often ephemeral, white or pale yellowish brown;


  1. Categorical Glossary for the Flora of North America Project, by Robert W. Kiger and Duncan M. Porter. 2001. Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation.