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Garden with Insight v1.0 Help: meristem (vegetative/reproductive)

A meristem is a bud. In this simulation when we say a meristem is in vegetative mode, we mean it is working on creating vegetative plant parts -- internodes, leaves, and more meristems. A meristem in reproductive mode is working on creating new reproductive plant parts -- inflorescences and flowers (come directly from flowers).

As we model the plant here, when the entire plant makes the transition from vegetative to reproductive mode, whichever meristems should be involved in producing flowers switch to reproductive mode and create only reproductive structures from then on. A parameter decides whether all meristems that become active for the rest of the plant's life are reproductive or whether some carry out new vegetative growth.

How it works:
meristem growth

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