Plants skewing growing or otherwise changing between viewport & render

Just wondering why my plants are changing between the viewport and the render?

see below;



That’s because you may have enabled the setting to “generate very detailed plants for the render”:


When this option is enabled, more detailed plants are generated to replace the lowpoly plants in the viewport. In adition, the seasonality and foliage density properties defined in the plant’s render tab are applied:


This allows you to render plants of the same species in different seasons and different foliage densities.