This gallery contains 529 photos of plants that die down to the level of the soil at the end of the growing season; they also do not have a woody stem that persists like that of a tree. Herbaceous plants can be annuals, biennials, or perennials. Annuals die after a year, biennials after two years, and perennials after more than two years. At the start of a new growing season, these plants will arise from tissue that is still living below soil level. For the convenience of our visitors, the main plants menu includes direct links to some of the herbaceous plant families most commonly searched for including: begonias, coneflowers, dahlias, lilies, orchids, roses, and sunflowers.