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Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Beech seedlings

Many people see Beech tree cotyledons and wonder what plant they are. This is because they bear no resemblance to the 'true' leaves which grow a few weeks later.

In this photo you can see the cotyledons (which are not dependent on photosynthesis but use the stored nutrition in the seed for growth) and growing above them the beech leaves we all recognise.

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