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Species

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Published on January 1st 2019
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As defined by the Collins English Dictionary:

"A species is a class of plants or animals whose members have the same characteristics and are able to breed with each other."

For example, a plant labelled Rosa rugosa is able to produce viable seeds which will produce new plants.

Ramanas Rose

Rosa rugosa

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