term for plant

When some plants are at the end of their lives, bout to die, they employ all of there energy to one last burst of life, usually resulting in the rapid emergence of some sort of colorful, large and remarkable flowering. What is the botanical/biological term for that?
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Are you thinking of monocarpic or semelparous or hapaxanthic? Like Bambusa or Agave?
Monocarpic is the term usually used for plants; semelparous for animals (e.g., salmon); hapaxanthic is usually used for palms and bamboos.
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tank you. Ingrid

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