What is a Seedling?

What is a Seedling?

Define Seedling

Seedling can be defined as  a stage in the growth of a plant from a seed before it has become wholly independent of the food stored in it. Germination in any plant ends with the formation of a seedling.

germinating seeds diagram
Seedling diagram

The roots of the seedling absorb water and minerals from the soil. The leaves start manufacturing food for the young plant which keeps growing and becomes a mature plant and produces flowers and seeds in its turn.

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