Dormancy

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1. A state of suspended growth or lack of visible activity caused by environmental or internal factors.

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Dormant (brown) zoysiagrass turf in Japan during the winter months.
Source: Ohio State University Turfgrass Program

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Winter landscape with dormant ornamental grasses.
Source: http://debtorby.typepad.com/connections/2008/03/index.html