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seed leaf

n.

seed leaf

n
(Botany) the nontechnical name for cotyledon

seed′ leaf`


n.
a cotyledon.
[1685–95]

seed leaf

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Noun1.seed leaf - embryonic leaf in seed-bearing plantsseed leaf - embryonic leaf in seed-bearing plants
cataphyll - a reduced or scarcely developed leaf at the start of a plant's life (i.e., cotyledons) or in the early stages of leaf development
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Monocots emerge with a single seed leaf whereas dicots emerge with two seed leaves.
Carol: Most seedlings first produce twin seed leaves, which help the plant get going.
Position the seedlings so that their lowest leaves - the seed leaves - rest on top of the compost.
A If you cover seed leaves with soil, a disease called botrytis can develop.
The seeds should germinate within two to three weeks, producing roots and first seed leaves.
I wait until there are two seed leaves - these are larger, chunkier and differently shaped from the true seedling leaves - plus two true seedling leaves.
2PRICK out all seedlings as first true leaves begin to appear and handle by seed leaves only, never by the stem.
6 cm) than those that were transplanted after the first seed leaves opened (mean = 15.