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Cotyledons: The Seed Leaves

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What are cotyledons?

Cotyledons: The Seed Leaves

When a seed germinates, a pair of leaves develops.These look nothing like the mature leaves of the adult plant. They usually are simple, round or oval in shape and the correct term for these is Cotyledons or seed leaves. In plants of the lily family and ornamental grasses, amongst others, a single cotyledon is produced.



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