Plants require the sun to complete the process of photosynthesis. Plants and seeds adapted to climates or growing seasons with less light can live longer in darkness. Some, such as the resurrection plant, can lie dormant for months or years without dying. Most plants die without light after a matter of weeks, depending on the plant. Some may survive if returned to the light, but may suffer permanent damage.
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Jessica Alzarana has a Bachelor of Music in music composition from the University of North Texas, and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in music therapy from Texas Woman's University. Alzarana's essays have been published by UNICEF State of the World Children's Report, BootsNAll, Alarana Atelier, eHow, and Travels.