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short-day plant

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short-day plant  
A plant that flowers only after being exposed to light periods shorter than a certain critical length, as in early spring or fall. Chrysanthemums and strawberries are short-day plants. Compare day-neutral plant, long-day plant. See more at photoperiodism.

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