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volunteer plants

Plants found growing without having been planted, as by natural regeneration, and if undesired, are considered weeds. In crop rotation fields, volunteers from the previous year's crop may germinate and establish in the current crop; these "crop plants as weeds" or "rogue" plants may require control measures.
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  • volunteer crops
  • rogue plants
  • crop plants as weeds
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